Issey Miyake: Master of Japanese Design

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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake is known for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions, and fragrances. He studied graphic design at the Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduation, Miyake worked in both Paris and New York City establishing himself as a successful designer.

Possibly most well known for his unique methods of pleating, Miyake headed his own line of clothing called “Pleats Please” in 1993. He orchestrated the technique of cutting and sewing garments prior to running the cloth through a heat press. As a result, the garment is perfectly pleated. To learn more about the advertising campaign for “Pleats Please,” click here.

Graphis was honored to have Issey Miyake included in 12 Japanese Masters, a book that serves as a tribute to the designers who, in the 1960s and ’70s, brought Japan to the attention of the international design world. It includes insightful profiles and stunning visual portfolios by designers Koichi Sato, Shigeo Fukuda, Tadanori Yokoo, Eiko Ishioka, Toshiyuki Kita, Yusaku Kamekura, Kiyoshi Awazu, Kazumasa Nagai, and Ikko Tanaka.

To purchase 12 Japanese Masters, click here.

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Author: Kayla Harris for Graphis

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