Issey Miyake



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Issey Miyake
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Issey Miyake

This definitive history of Issey Miyake's life and work offers a unique insight into the Japanese designer's vision and daring.



In 1983, Japanese designer Issey Miyake told The New Yorker that he strived to "move forward, to break the mold." With the groundbreaking fashion lines that followed, he not only broke forms, but completely remade clothing. With a unique combination of poetry and functionality, his creations blurred the lines between tradition, modern technology and everyday functions.

This definitive history of Miyake's clothing from 1960 to 2022 offers expert insight into the designer's vision and daring. Initiated and designed by Midori Kitamura, the book looks at the texture-driven originality of Miyake's materials and techniques from the very earliest days of his career, even before he had established the Miyake Design Studio. Drawing on nearly 50 years of collaboration with Miyake, Kitamura creates an encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations through clothing based on the A Piece of Cloth concept, the 1980s Body Series, the Miyake Pleats series and practical, everyday designs such as the Pleats Please pieces.

Stunning photographs capture his clothes in their extraordinary everyday originality. Leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike offers in her comprehensive essay both a complete chronology of Miyake's work and an unprecedented personal profile, looking at the ambition and inspiration that drove his repertoire from his teenage years. A must-have for designers, students and fashion enthusiasts, this is a timeless tribute to one of the most innovative creators of our time.

Title: Issey Miyake
Publisher: TASCHEN
Size: 300 x 300 x 50 mm
Size: 448 pages
Weight: 3290 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783836596053



TASCHEN is a leading art book publisher known for its dazzling and bold world of striking coffee-table books on architecture, aphrodisia, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style and travel. Working closely with renowned creative partners, the company has published thousands of titles in dozens of languages. From the essential Basic Art series to SUMO-sized Collector's...