Issey Miyake

Author: Kazuko Koike

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836555227


Page: 512

View: 5606

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

Issey Miyake

Author: Laurence Benaïm

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500018132

Category: Costume design

Page: 79

View: 6138

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.

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: 2047

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.

Issey Miyake

Author: Marie-Andrée Jouve

Publisher: Universe Pub


Category: Design

Page: 79

View: 935

Looks at the influence and fashion creations of designer Issey Miyake, with a chronology of his development as a designer

Tokujin Yoshioka design

Author: Tokujin Yoshioka,Ryū Niimi

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Design

Page: 207

View: 9846

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.

Madeleine Vionnet

Author: Betty Kirke

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452110691

Category: Design

Page: 244

View: 2414

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.

Issey Miyake making things

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

Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac


Category: Design

Page: 171

View: 3836

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.

Issey Miyake

Author: Irving Penn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780935112191

Category: Costume

Page: 24

View: 6890

This beautifully designed die-cut book features Lucas Zanotto's colorful animals. By mixing and matching different letters and pictures, children learn animal names, spelling, and pronunciation.

Inspired Flower Arrangements

Author: Toshiro Kawase,Issey Miyake

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770023865

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 119

View: 5204

A practical guide for both beginners and advanced students of flower arranging, with over seventy color photographs showing the author's artistry

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Author: Ronan Bouroullec,Erwan Bouroullec

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 9783037641507

Category: Design

Page: 62

View: 1622

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'.