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.
Author: Laurence Benaïm
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Category: Costume design
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.
The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo
Author: Bonnie English
The synergy between photographer Irving Penn and designer Issey Miyake is captured in this tour of Miyake's clothing across his long career and working relationship with Penn.
Author: Irving Penn,Mark Holborn
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
Looks at the influence and fashion creations of designer Issey Miyake, with a chronology of his development as a designer
Author: Marie-Andrée Jouve
Publisher: Universe Pub
The First Major Book on one of Japan's Most Radical Designers;Renowned Designer of theHoney-pop Chair."This ability to create something that moves us, using simple tools, is atthe root of his talent; he is superbly gifted in capturing people's heartsin this way. . . . With his enthusiasm and vigor, it is impossible topredict just how far he may push himself in the future."Issey Miyake,from Tokujin Yoshioka DesignTokujin Yoshioka (b.1967) is one of the most important young Japanesedesigners working today.Yoshioka's client list includes shop design forIssey Miyake; space design for Nissan, BMW, Shiseido; exhibition design forIssey Miyake, Herm+s, Muji and Peugeot; and product design for Driade. His work ranges from constructing a chair solely out of honeycomb sheets ofpaper to transforming and re-locating a 150-year-old rice barn into hisTokyo studio.Experimenting with a sophisticated interplay of materials,shapes, freshness, and creativity, his approach continually astounds.TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA DESIGN by Ryu Niimi, and with contributing essays by PaolaAntonelli, Elisa Astori, Kozo Fujimoto, Ross Lovegrove, Ingo Maurer, IsseyMiyake and Ryu Niimi, is the first book to present the designer's entirebody of work.From his early projects and well-known designs for the IsseyMiyake shop in Tokyo, and the iconic Honey-pop chair, to his products todayfor Driade, this lush monograph combines a major a survey of his careerwith essays by contemporary designers and critics.The book includes notonly color photographs of the finished product, but sketches and snapshotsof the manufacturing process, showing the processes at work behindYoshioka's design from conception to culmination.After graduating from Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo, Yoshioka studieddesign under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake.Yoshioka created the hatsand other accessories worn in the Miyake's fashion shows as well asdesigned the boutiques' window displays.The motivation behind all of hiswork focuses on how the act of design is expressed and experienced. Technically excellent with a superb appreciation of light as a designmaterial, his designs use fiber optics, stunning light installations, andreflective-transparent materials in a way that leaves the observer with theimpression that the future has arrived.In 2000 Yoshioka established his own design studio where he produced hismost famous designs including the Honey-pop chair, a chair made completelyout of paper.Flat-packed, until it is opened out into a 3-D form, thechair is custom molded by the weight and body shape of the user. Consistent with Yoshioka's design ethic, the interaction between humanbeings and materials is central.Materials grow, alter, sculpt, and eventransform a chair into an intriguing living system.The Honey-pop chair isin the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and theVitra Design Museum, Berlin, among others. For Tokujin Yoshioka design means communicating something fascinating,surprising, joyful, and unexpected and with the release of this monographwe are now able to witness this exciting dialogue first-hand.
Author: Tokujin Yoshioka,Ryū Niimi
Publisher: Phaidon Press
This "spectacular tribute to a designer of breathtaking grace and originality" (Threads) is the definitive volume on the legendary Madeleine Vionnet's life and work. Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue marks the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the House of Vionnet and the revival of the Vionnet brand. Lavishly illustrated in over 400 photographs, sketches, and with complete patterns for 30 of the most influential designs of this architect among dressmakers, this exquisite volume is an essential reference for fashion students and a vibrant portrait of a grande dame of 20th century couture.
Author: Betty Kirke
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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.
Author: Issei Miyake,Kazuko Sato,Hervé Chandés,Raymond Meier
Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac
A practical guide for both beginners and advanced students of flower arranging, with over seventy color photographs showing the author's artistry
Author: Toshiro Kawase,Issey Miyake
Publisher: Kodansha International
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Issey Miyake East Meets West
Includes tailoring and construction techniques for sewing jackets and coats, describing how to press wool, insert jacket linings, work with gabardine, and make two-way pockets
Publisher: Taunton Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Since the beginning of the 2000s, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec are considered to be amongst the best representative of French design's dynamism and creativity. Working together since 1998, the two brothers worked for numerous manufacturers (Vitra, Cappelini, Kvadrat, etc.), while maintaining an experimental limited edition activity with Galerie kreo. Among their iconic pieces are the Disintegrated Kitchen (1997), the Closed Bed (1998), the Spring Chair (2000), and, more recently, the Vegetal Chair (2009). They also worked with Issey Miyake, Camper, and Kvadrat for the creation of architectural projects. Published on the occasion of the release of their new project, Lianes, Roches & Conques, this book offers a new insight into their creative process, gathering together drawings and sketches, as well as studio, workshop, and gallery photographs. A foreword by Alessandro Mendini, designer and Editor-in-Chief of Domus, and a text by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec enlight their working process, explaining the path from the idea to the exhibition, and the links between industrial fabrication, design, and signature. As Mendini puts it in this book, 'the studies carried out by the Bouroullec brothers to integrate their design work with the shapes, elements, and ways of nature are becoming increasingly evident'.
Author: Ronan Bouroullec,Erwan Bouroullec
Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag