Issey Miyake

Author: Laurence Benaïm

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500018132

Category: Costume design

Page: 79

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Balancing influences from East and West, Issey Miyake has produced striking, bold designs in linear and geometric shapes. This text follows his career, from his beginnings as a student of graphic design to his move to fashion in 1970 and the development of his signature look.

Issey Miyake

Author: Kazuko Koike

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836555227


Page: 512

View: 6906

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 ancient Japanese lore, abstract art, 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 unparalleled insight into the designer's vision and daring. It 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 world-renowned Miyake Design Studio. Tracing his progression through the wrapped garments of the 1980s, the Pleats Please pieces, and such practical, every-day designs as Steve Jobs' famous turtleneck 'uniform', one discovers a compelling monument to Miyake's singular blend of tradition, futurism, and function which remains highly wearable, while forever defying predictability. Stunning photographs from Miyake's friend and 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 mesmerizing 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. The exhibition MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey will run from Wednesday, March 16 to Monday, June 13, 2016 at the National Art Center, Tokyo. Text in English and Japanese

Japanese Fashion Designers

The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo

Author: Bonnie English

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 0857853139

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 5989

Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike. Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world. Designers discussed include: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Naoki Takizawa, Dai Fujiwara, Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Jun Takahashi, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Junichi Arai, Reiko Sudo & the Nuno Corporation, Makiko Minagawa, Hiroshi Matsushita, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Helmut Lang.

Style First

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 303460985X

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Mieke Gerritzen hat einen starken visuellen Stil entwickelt, der sich Schritt für Schritt in eine Vision gewandelt hat – eine klare Vision über den Zustand der Welt: Eine Konsumgesellschaft, in welcher Ruhm, Macht und Geld den Ton angeben. In «Style First» treibt Gerritzen die Macht des Visuellen und der Vision auf die Spitze.


The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute : a History from the 18th to the 20th Century

Author: Kyoto Costume Institute,Akiko Fukai

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822812068

Category: Art

Page: 735

View: 6265

Illustrates a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes and fashion accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Issey Miyake

Author: Mark Holborn

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822886731

Category: Art

Page: 156

View: 9389

Miyake perpetuates a vision of global culture, including his native Japanese traditions - Traces the influence on Miyake's design from African tribal colours to Japanese farmers' cloth - Organic forms of nature.

Issey Miyake making things

Author: Issei Miyake,Kazuko Sato,Hervé Chandés,Raymond Meier

Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac


Category: Design

Page: 171

View: 4123

Issey Miyake is one of the most inventive creators of the late twentieth century. From the 1970s to the present he has searched for different ways by which an article of clothing can be defined. Miyake is first and foremost the originator of an unparalleled design, which lies at the intersection of all media, practices and approaches. It has been almost thirty years since this forerunner to the clothing of today first ushered in a new era, and made available, in street-wear creations, what seemed destined to be for the pleasures of the imagination only. Issey Miyake explores this new approach to clothing, in which imagination and comfort go hand in hand, with the most innovative fashion technology. He calls himself a clothing designer, but his work celebrates a sensibility that perceives form, function and beauty as one.