Issey Miyake

Autumn/ Winter 2019

ISSEY MIYAKE’s first collection was launched in New York in 1971, and began to be shown in Paris Fashion Week from AUTUMN WINTER 1973.
From the very beginning to this day, Issey Miyake’s design has focused on the concept of “a piece of cloth.” ISSEY MIYAKE broke the boundaries between East and West and pursued “the body, the fabric covering it and a comfortable relationship between the two” as a fundamental concept, both shocking and resonating with people the world over.
ISSEY MIYAKE has grown to include a vast number of creative personnel and innovative new techniques, but its core design style – creating clothes from original materials starting with the research of a single thread – has transcended generations. The brand has been led by designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae and his team since the SPRING SUMMER 2012 collection. The team continues to create innovative clothes that combine Japan’s technological strength with new contemporary technology.

 

 

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Issey Miyake

Spring/ Summer 2019

On Friday, September 28th, ISSEY MIYAKE presented its SPRING SUMMER 2019 Collection at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. The theme of this collection is “Traces of Hands”.

Hands have been making tools, drawing, sewing, and giving new shape to cloth. This collections allows the expression of hands to be much more free. New textures, which display the traces of playful hands, have appeared.

Twisting, rolling up, crumpling, stretching—a cloth that you can freely play with and enjoy changing into any shape like dough. That is “DOUGH DOUGH”.

Pull the collar, scrunch the hem or twist the belt and tie it in a bow. The wide-brimmed hat can be folded into a compact, pointed cap and the forms of the bags can be changed in a variety of ways.

Like you would style your hair differently according to your mood, the shape memory fabric allows you to change the shape of the garment.

The movement of hands creates not only shapes of things. The collection expresses the traces of strokes drawn with the full body using brooms dipped in paint.

The “Baked Stretch” jumpsuit has horizontal pleats that bounce lightly, while the wide pants have a texture resembling an oil painting and a loose silhouette that hangs away from the body and sways beautifully with the movement of the body.

 

 

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Issey Miyake

Resort 2019

 

For the creative head of a brand devoted to innovation and technology, Issey Miyake designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae is particularly obsessed with nature. There’s a pleasing irony in that, and it enlivened his Resort collection’s standout pieces: a pleated dress and separates hand-painted by the studio in desert hues lifted from Georgia O’Keeffe’s landscapes. O’Keeffe is much-referenced these days—chalk that up to a recent Brooklyn Museum exhibition celebrating her iconic art and her inspiring lifestyle and fashion sense—but Miyamae’s interpretation stands apart from others. Miyake has as strong a signature as O’Keeffe did.

The petal idea extended to solid pieces made using the house’s steam stretch technique, which creates pleats by using thread that shrinks when heated. The hems of tops, skirts, and dresses bloomed rather dramatically like tulips. Elsewhere, the focus was on relaxing the trademarks, including by serving up some denim separates. Issey “jeans” have absolutely nothing to do with the no-stretch, dark-rinse selvedge jeans that are trending in the market now. Miyamae chose the lightest-weight denim around, and rather than pleating it, he added surface interest by color-blocking it with black.

Courtesy of vogue.com

 

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Issey Miyake

Pre-Fall 2018

 

Issey Miyake creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamae has been looking at the natural world for inspiration of late. Pre-Fall is no exception. This season it was our sun itself that inspired him, but the results here were less literal and more graphic than at his recent runway collection—a positive development. There were no photo prints, for example, but there were orderly, curving rows of polka dots on a group of pieces made with the label’s proprietary baked stretch technique.  Miyamae’s approach is methodical; he’s as much a lab scientist as he is a designer. Take those arabesques of dots. Up until now, the company could only achieve straight pleats via baked stretch. Now they do curves. It’s a subtle difference to be sure, but subtlety has its rewards. A case in point was a very fine blazer made from a cotton thread woven in a Japanese Sashiko technique that was then steam pleated. With its frayed edges, it evoked tweed, but it remains remarkably light, making it ideal for travel. All of Miyamae’s stuff is genius for packing, including the season’s new top-handle leather bag, which deconstructs completely flat. Courtesy of vogue.com

 

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Issey Miyake

Spring Summer 2018

 

Miyake’s aesthetic in womenswear might be a little banal—the menswear is far sharper—but even when infuriated, you cannot fault their dedication to innovation in fabrication. Three dancers came out and contorted, stretching their raiments of a dark fabric interjected with pale angled vents that yielded with the pressure and consequently became lighter in color with the stretching. Then a proper, tall model appeared in an asymmetrical poncho of the same fabric over tricksily pleated wide black pants. The show that ensued was notable for the diversity of age in its casting and a bouncing elastic cloak/dress worn barefoot by a serene-looking model—it was printed with a bird’s-eye view of what looked to be the North Pole. We were at the top of the world looking down, in technologically advanced fabrics that reflected the mountainscapes and rust- or kelp-like colorways of Iceland, where team Miyake had been on a research trip.

 

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