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Issey Miyake (Hardcover)

Kazuko Koike

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Hardcover. Lyrical life-wear: The ultimate Issey Miyake monographIn 1983, Japanese designer Issey Miyake told The New Yorker that he aspired to forge ahead, to break the mold . With the boundary-defy.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 512 pages. 3.856. Bookseller Inventory # 9783836555227

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Title: Issey Miyake (Hardcover)

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Lyrical life-wear: The ultimate Issey Miyake monograph

In 1983, Japanese designer Issey Miyake told The New Yorker that he aspired “to forge ahead, to break the mold”. With the boundary-defying fashion lines that followed, he not only broke molds, but recast clothing altogether. With a unique fusion of poetry and practicality, his creations blur the boundaries between tradition, modern technology, and everyday function.

This definitive history of Miyake’s clothes coincides with a major exhibit at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and offers expert insight into the designer’s vision and daring. Initiated and conceived 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, before he had even established the Miyake Design Studio. Drawing on more than 40 years of collaborative work with Miyake, Kitamura creates an encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations through the clothes based on A Piece of Cloth concept, Body Series of the 1980s, Miyake Pleats series, and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces.

Stunning photographs from Miyake’s contemporary Yuriko Takagi capture the clothes in their particular quotidien originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. In her far-reaching essay, meanwhile, leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike offers both a complete chronology of Miyake’s work, and an unprecedented personal profile, looking at the ambition and inspirations that have driven his repertoire from tender teenage years. A must-have for designers, students and fashion devotees, this is a timeless tribute to one of the most innovative makers of our age.

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Renowned clothing designer Issey Miyake studied graphic design at Tama Art University, Tokyo before founding the Miyake Design Studio in 1970, Miyake’s creative base for all his making things. In 2007, Miyake opened the design facility 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, also in Tokyo.

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