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It’s fitting that a cerebral designer like Dai Fujiwara would be inspired by a mathematician for his Fall/Winter 2010 collection for Issey Miyake. In keeping with the mathematical inspiration, the collection began with a series of brightly colored, contrastingly textured and layered infinity scarves, which were fashioned into tops.

Texture played a key role in the collection, particularly in a slew of slouchy, ruched pants and tops with thick collars – a trend that has emerged as one of Paris’ dominating ones so far.

It’s with his outerwear that Fujiwara made his boldest statements. Whether in cropped, fitted jackets with contrasting piping details or a popping orange coat with wide sleeves and rounded stiff collar, the looks were beautifully crafted and appeared light, even when stiffly tailored and accented with geometric shapes.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.