Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, this definitive history of Issey Miyake offers unique insight into the designer’s unrivalled vision and daring. With stunning photographs by Yuriko Takagi and an essay from leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike, the book is an encyclopedic reference to Miyake’s material and technical innovation from the earliest days of his career.
Through his iconic and colorful pleated creations, this sublime japanese fashion designer creates endless silhouette, wrapping the human body in a magnificent bozzo.
He imposed a new aestethic absolutely free of all canons. His dresses are no size so they are able to enhance every woman. Imagine a seewall that breaks for water pressure. This amazing waterfall floods everything with incredible force and now all the landscape we knew is changed because creativity is like a powerful and violent cascade that overwhelms everything to create something new because a new different fashion is always possible. Nothing is a dogma, everything is a becoming.