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Issey Miyake

The Designer

Le Couturier Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake :  Designer

"Whether designing clothing or perfume, ISSEY MIYAKE derives great satisfaction from exploring technological innovations to incorporate into his art, conveyed through contemporary modes of expression such as architecture and design."

ISSEY MIYAKE defines himself as a designer of clothing rather than fashion, and seeks to create garments that provide comfort and freedom to those who wear them. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, he unceasingly strives to redefine the relationship between clothing and the body, using processes that combine tradition and cutting-edge technology.

 

"DESIGN IS NOT FOR PHILOSOPHY IT'S FOR LIFE" Issey Miyake

His most noteworthy discoveries include the pleat press dedicated to the “Pleats Please” line, the computer-assisted manufacture of garments pre-cut from a large bolt of jersey fabric for the “A-POC” line and more recently, the combination of maths and art in clothing to create the “132.5 ISSEY MIYAKE” collection of origami clothing designed with software developed by a young Japanese mathematician. These garments are an incredible technical feat featuring high-performance pleats that shape women’s bodies into amazing sculptures of textile. The same concept was used for the creation of the “IN-EI” (Japanese for shadow) lighting collection. 

ISSEY MIYAKE hasn’t finished making fashion “bend” to his will. “I never look at the past when creating. I always conduct my research for the future.” ISSEY MIYAKE 

Just like his fashion, his fragrance creations are universal, in harmony with life, accessible to all. They perfectly illustrate his world: simple, easy to wear, pure and modern. 

“I believe that the fragrance of a woman who places water on her skin is the most beautiful, the purist in the world...” ISSEY MIYAKE