Fashion

Issey Miyake (1938)

The Japanese designer imagined a style fusion between East and West for which he invented new methods of pleating and draping. With a conceptual approach of fashion design, he experimented with unusual materials such as plastic, paper or rope always analysing the relationship the wearers' bodies developed with his clothes.

Issey Miyake, Cocoon Coat, photographed by Noriaki Yokosuka, 1976
Issey Miyake, Cocoon Coat, photographed by Noriaki Yokosuka, 1976
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1994
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1994
Diana Vreeland in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Nicholas Vreeland, 1977
Diana Vreeland in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Nicholas Vreeland, 1977
Monica Bellucci in Issey Miyake Bodysuit, photographed by Frederic Meylan, 1990
Monica Bellucci in Issey Miyake Bodysuit, photographed by Frederic Meylan, 1990
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for Vogue, 1984
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for Vogue, 1984
Issey Miyake, Bustier, 1980, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Issey Miyake, Bustier, 1980, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Ellen Van Schylenburch in Issey Miyake Dress, 1986
Ellen Van Schylenburch in Issey Miyake Dress, 1986
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, 1983, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, 1983, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Eiichiro Sakata, 1982
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Eiichiro Sakata, 1982
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Eiichiro Sakata, 1982
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Eiichiro Sakata, 1982
Issey Miyake by Nick Machalaba, 1972
Issey Miyake by Nick Machalaba, 1972
Grace Jones for Issey Miyake, photographed by Francis Ing, 1978
Grace Jones for Issey Miyake, photographed by Francis Ing, 1978
Issey Miyake, Constructible Clothes, photographed by Kishin Shinoyama, 1969
Issey Miyake, Constructible Clothes, photographed by Kishin Shinoyama, 1969
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Issey Miyake, Dinosaur Jacket, 1991, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake, Dinosaur Jacket, 1991, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake, Pleats Please Fashion Show, photographed by Phillippe Brazil, 1993
Issey Miyake, Pleats Please Fashion Show, photographed by Phillippe Brazil, 1993
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Issey Miyake, Flying Saucer Dress, Spring/Summer, 1994, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Issey Miyake, Flying Saucer Dress, Spring/Summer, 1994, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Issey Miyake, Flying Saucer Dress, Spring/Summer, 1994, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Issey Miyake, Flying Saucer Dress, Spring/Summer, 1994, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1996
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1996
Grace Jones and models, photographed by Tatsuo Masubuchi, 1976
Grace Jones and models, photographed by Tatsuo Masubuchi, 1976
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Dress, ca. 1991, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Dress, ca. 1991, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1990
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1990
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Spring/Summer 1999
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Spring/Summer 1999
Grace Jones in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Albert Watson, 1989
Grace Jones in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Albert Watson, 1989
Grace Jones in Issey Miyake Bodice, photographed by Greg Gorman, 1995
Grace Jones in Issey Miyake Bodice, photographed by Greg Gorman, 1995
Sarah Moon, Teresa Stewart for Issey Miyake, 1995
Sarah Moon, Teresa Stewart for Issey Miyake, 1995
Issey Miyake, Jacket, ca. 1990, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Issey Miyake, Jacket, ca. 1990, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Issey Miyake, Ensemble, in Vogue, 1986
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, in Vogue, 1986
Issey Miyake by Brigitte Lacombe, 2000s
Issey Miyake by Brigitte Lacombe, 2000s
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, 2013
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, 2013
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, 2013
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, 2013
Issey Miyake, Staircase Dress, Fall/Winter 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Staircase Dress, Fall/Winter 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1996
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1996
Grace Jones in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1994
Grace Jones in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1994
Issey Miyake Fashion Show,  Fall/Winter 1995
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Iman in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Noriaki Yokosuka, 1978
Iman in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Noriaki Yokosuka, 1978
Issey Miyake, Tanzen Coats, photographed by Noriaki Yokosuka, 1976
Issey Miyake, Tanzen Coats, photographed by Noriaki Yokosuka, 1976
Sara Kapp and model in Issey Miyake Coat, photographed by Anton Perich, 1976
Sara Kapp and model in Issey Miyake Coat, photographed by Anton Perich, 1976
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiware, Images from A-POC (A Piece of Cloth) Making, 1999
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiware, Images from A-POC (A Piece of Cloth) Making, 1999
Issey Miyake, Futon Coat, 1985, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Futon Coat, 1985, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Futon Coat (detail), 1985, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Futon Coat (detail), 1985, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake by Jérôme Schlomoff, 2000s
Issey Miyake by Jérôme Schlomoff, 2000s
Issey Miyake, Staircase Dress, Fall/Winter 1995, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Issey Miyake, Staircase Dress, Fall/Winter 1995, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Bethann Hardison and Toukie Smith for Issey Miyake Fashion Show, photographed by Anton Perich, 1976
Bethann Hardison and Toukie Smith for Issey Miyake Fashion Show, photographed by Anton Perich, 1976
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, photographed by Jean-Luce Huré, Spring/Summer 1971
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, photographed by Jean-Luce Huré, Spring/Summer 1971
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1987
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1987
Issey Miyake, Coat, FallS/Winter 1976, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Coat, FallS/Winter 1976, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Bathing Suit, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1977
Issey Miyake, Bathing Suit, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1977
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, Minaret (Lantern-Shaped Dress), 1995
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, Minaret (Lantern-Shaped Dress), 1995
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, photographed by Peter Simins, Fall/Winter 1972
Issey Miyake Fashion Show, photographed by Peter Simins, Fall/Winter 1972
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1990
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1990
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Katarzyna Dolinska in Issey Miyake Dress (1990s), photographed by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon, 2008
Issey Miyake, Minaret (Lantern-Shaped Dress), 1995, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake, Minaret (Lantern-Shaped Dress), 1995, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake, Minaret (Lantern-Shaped Dress) (detail), 1995, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake, Minaret (Lantern-Shaped Dress) (detail), 1995, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake and Grace Jones, 1985
Issey Miyake and Grace Jones, 1985
Linda Evangelista in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1992
Linda Evangelista in Issey Miyake Dress, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1992
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1991
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1991
Issey Miyake, Dress, 1989, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Dress, 1989, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Dress from the Pleats Please Collection, 1996, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake, Dress from the Pleats Please Collection, 1996, Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Australia
Issey Miyake, Seaweed Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1994
Issey Miyake, Seaweed Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1994
Issey Miyake, Shrinking Process from the A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Spring/Summer 1998
Issey Miyake, Shrinking Process from the A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Spring/Summer 1998
Issey Miyake, Constructible Clothes, 1970
Issey Miyake, Constructible Clothes, 1970
ssey Miyake, Constructible Clothes, 1970
ssey Miyake, Constructible Clothes, 1970
Issey Miyake, Dress from the Tattoo Collection, photographed by Kishin Shinoyama, 1970
Issey Miyake, Dress from the Tattoo Collection, photographed by Kishin Shinoyama, 1970
Issey Miyake, Dresses, Spring/Summer 1975
Issey Miyake, Dresses, Spring/Summer 1975
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from King and Queen at the Ace Gallery in New York, 1999
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from King and Queen at the Ace Gallery in New York, 1999
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from King and Queen at the Ace Gallery in New York, 1999
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) Collection, Exhibition View from King and Queen at the Ace Gallery in New York, 1999
Issey Miyake, Sketch for Paradise Lost, 1976
Issey Miyake, Sketch for Paradise Lost, 1976
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Dress, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Dress, Spring/Summer 1990, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Dress, Spring/Summer 1990, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Dress (detail), Spring/Summer 1990, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Dress (detail), Spring/Summer 1990, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Issey Miyake, Sketch, 1965
Issey Miyake, Sketch, 1965
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn, 1975-1988
Issey Miyake, Pantsuit from the Pleated Wave Series, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Issey Miyake, Pantsuit from the Pleated Wave Series, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
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