This definitive history of Miyake’s clothes offers expert insight into the designer’s
vision and daring. Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, the book 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 Miyake Design Studio.
Drawingon more than 40 years of collaborative work with Miyake, Kitamura creates an
encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations through the clothes
based on A Piece of Cloth concept, Body Series of the 1980s, Miyake Pleats series, and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces. Stunning photographs from Miyake’s contemporary Yuriko Takagi capture his clothes in their particular quotidian 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 repertoire from tender teenage years.
- Author: Kazuko Koike, Midori Kitamura, Issey Miyake
- 512 pages
- 11.8 x 11.8 inches
- Published 2017