Issey Miyake asked Kenyan photographer James Mollison to contribute to an exhibition on Chocolate, he was curating (in 07) with the designer Naoto Fukasawa. Chocolate in Japan has become a luxury product with organized tastings- similar to wine. So, Mollison decided it would be interesting to...

PARIS–On my way out of the show preceding Issey Miyake 's Fall 2011 Men's collection, I stopped some serious fashion editors and asked if I'd see them there? I would not. "He doesn't do it anymore," one told me. "He" being Miyake himself, the techno wizard who merged science and fashion to...

It didn't suit my own tastes — I was busy trying Jean Paul Gaultier's new fragrance, now known as Classique, at the other end of the fragrance counter — but I respected Issey Miyake for carving out a new trend in fragrance. On a recent afternoon of perfume-sampling in midtown Manhattan, I...

Irving Penn and Issey Miyake Visual Dialogue Exhibition in Japan 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT has announced recently a new exhibition,Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogueopening to the public on July 8, 2011, in Tokyo Japan. The exhibition will present the collaboration work of the...

It all began in 1960 when Issey Miyake, a student in the graphic design department at Tama Art University, sent a letter to the World Design Conference, which was being held for the first time in Japan. The letter took issue with the fact that fashion design was not included in the event. At...

To the End of the World–To say the latest from Issey Miyake was out of this world would be an understatement. For the fall/winter 2013 collection of the label, technical innovation was close to the season's heart with a great deal of texture play. Fusing the eastern-inspired relaxed fit with a...

Issey Miyake: An excerpt: "Always at the forefront of sartorial innovation, Yoshiyuki Miyamae of Issey Miyake launched a new textile titled "Steam Stretch," for Fall 2012. To introduce the fabrication, the designer had seamstresses bring what appeared to be formless sheaths of fabric to hang...

By marrying ideas that we are resigned to accept as contradictory, Issey Miyake Men constantly finds opportunities for innovation. This season is a prime example, and the best part may be their subtlety: that just by looking at the clothes you'd never know how smart they are. What we've...

Supported by Louis Vuitton, Yayoi Kusama's exhibition was organised by Tate Modern in association with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Yayoi Kusama's pioneering work spans over six decades...

Issey Miyake pushed the innovation route, with a new steam stretch fabric. Before the models came on, assistants brought irons on to the catwalk, steaming the hanging dresses into shape. The models then appeared, wearing the dresses in a collection entitled Mineral Miracle. The designer...

 

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