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Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake

Profile

Birth date: April 22, 1938
Country: Japan
Brand Name: Issey Miyake
Labels: Issey Miyake
Other Product Lines: Fragrances, Watches

Overview

After he graduated from graphic design, Issey Miyake flew to Paris and New York to try his hand at fashion. Miyake worked as an assistant designer at Guy Laroche fashion house and Hubert de Givenchy’s studio. In 1971, he established the Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo -- a high-end studio for women's fashion. Over the years, the Japanese designer developed a way for his clients to enjoy high-fashion designs that are also easy to make and take care of. He achieved this by using a new method of pleating, called garment pleating. Though he is well established as one of the world's top designers, Miyake is constantly searching for innovative fashion developments and new ways to inspire his fans all around the world.

Issey Miyake Videos

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Designer Facts

Top Facts:

  • Issey Miyake witnessed and survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
  • Miyake drew Pocahontas -- the red Indian Disney cartoon heroine.
  • Today over 100 factories in Japan operate for Issey Miyake.
  • Miyake is one of the the co-directors of 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT -- Japan's first design museum.
  • The Japanese designer has recently opened a new futuristic store in Tokyo, in the same building that he founded his company in 1971.