Issey Miyake, a fashion designer from Japan, died at the age of 84. The innovative designer and founder of the Miyake Design Studio and the Issey Miyake Group died on August 5, 2022, in a Tokyo hospital of liver cancer. He was surrounded by close friends and people he had worked with. Members of his company told the world about his death on August 9, 2022.
Issey Miyake started the Miyake Design Studio in 1970. Over the next 50 years, he changed the fashion industry by making innovative clothes that fit the needs of modern life. Miyake combined old-fashioned handiwork with high-tech fashion techniques to come up with a number of new ideas, such as his signature “garment pleating technique.”Issey Miyake founded the Miyake Design Studio in 1970, and, over the next 50 years, revolutionized the fashion industry by producing groundbreaking creations aimed at meeting the needs of contemporary lifestyles. Marrying traditional craftsmanship with high-tech fashion techniques, Miyake introduced a series of innovative ideas, including his signature garment pleating technique’.
Issey Miyake showed his first fashion collection in New York in 1971. In autumn/winter 1973, he started showing at Paris Fashion Week. Miyake’s designs have always been based on the idea of “A Piece of Cloth” and have never been influenced by fashion. The idea behind his brand was “the body, the fabric that covers it, and a comfortable relationship between the two.” This idea both shocked and spoke to people all over the world. In 1988, the designer used his signature pleating technique for the first time in the Issey Miyake line. By 1994, the famous pleats line became its own brand called “Pleats Please.” This line of clothes is made with a trademarked method in which the materials are made from a single thread and pleats are added after the clothes have been sewn into shape. The clothes are light and don’t wrinkle.
Issey Miyake has grown to include a lot of creative people and new ways of doing things, but its main design style has survived generations: making clothes from original materials by starting with the search for a single thread. Issey Miyake is a company that makes clothes for men and women that are in high demand. It also makes bags, perfumes, and watches (see a recent design by Naoto Fukasawa here). Issey Miyake himself kept working with his teams, coming up with new ideas and making sure that all of the collections from the different Issey Miyake labels were done well. He also worked with design companies to make unique home items, like the IN-EI lighting collection for Artemide and the “Collection for Everyday Rituals” for Iittala. In 2003, Miyake called for Japan to have a centre for design, which led to the creation of the now-famous 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT museum. Since the museum opened, the Miyake Issey Foundation has been very involved. Until now, the designer himself has been the director, along with graphic designer Taku Satoh, product designer Naoto Fukasawa, and journalist Noriko Kawakami, who is the associate director.
angelopoulou I designboom, sofia lekka. (2022, August 9). pioneering japanese fashion designer issey miyake dies at 84. Designboom | Architecture & Design Magazine; http://www.designboom.com. https://www.designboom.com/design/japanese-fashion-designer-issey-miyake-dies-84-08-09-2022/
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