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ISSEY MIYAKE Issey Miyake was born in 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan and graduated from the Tama Art University in Tokyo in 1964, where he studied graphic design .In 1965,he moved to Paris where he worked for Guy Laroche (1966-1968) and Givenchy (1968). In 1969-70 he worked for Geoffrey Beene in New York City. In 1970,Miyake opened the Miyake Design Studio (MDS) to create new fabrics and clothes, and in 1971 the Miyake International Inc.followed. Miyake showed his first collection in 1971 in both Tokyo and New York, and in Paris for the first time in 1973.he established a design company in France in 1979 and in the United States of America in 1982. From the early days on his collections appear almost as often in museums or on theatre-stages as they appear on the runways of the fashion business. Miyake's early collections were influenced by Vionnet and Traditional Japanese folk wear, and today his avant-garde styles are striking and timeless, his innovative fabrics, in both natural fibres and new synthetics, are created with his assistant, Makiko Minagawa.Since his work with choreographer William Forsythe and the Frankfurt Ballet in 1988,Miyake experiments with pleated fabrics of all kind. Being guided by the future and nature as the inspiration, Issey Miyake has created clothing with enduring global appeal hence first Asian designer to have become truly Global, not only renown but also in aesthetics, and has been described as the worlds most original fashion designers by the Sunday Times Editorial 1992. ...read more.


He has been influenced as well by the works of Lucie Rie, Ettore Sottass, Tadao Ando, Isamu Noguchi, William Forsythe and the poet Shuntaro Tanikawa, his meeting such people has played such an important role in both his life and career. ''...To be in contact with the thinking has given rise to a work of art and to collaborate with artists unleashes my energy. This is the thinking that gave birth to the ''Guest artist series.'' The Arizona exhibition and children 1997 In June 1997 an exhibition entitled 'Isamu and Issey Miyake Arizona ' was held in the Marugame Genichiro -Inokuma Museum of contemporary Art in Kagawa, it was for children to commemorate his friend Isamu Noguchi, who was his mentor and a man who had made him think about 'the true essence of the West, of the East and of Japan. Through out the exhibition children were able to experience the making of clothes, wear the clothes they made and take part in the fashion show. Miyake remarked 'I wanted it to be a joyful exhibition where children as well as adults could instinctively understand how to see freely and think about things.' In 1992 the Sunday Times in an Edition devoted to 1000 makers of the twentieth Century, described Miyake as 'the world's most original fashion designer'. Teamwork The miyake design is divided into three sections: the design studio, the work shop and management .in the design studio each person is responsible for his or her own research theme. ...read more.


It consisted of several coloured materials, opaque or translucent, inserted into or laid over large square of uniform. This collection was aimed at bringing craft and industry together in order to produce work, which provokes humour, fun and emotion. Launch of Pleats Issey miyake Pleats please Issey Miyake is a collection of clothes swelled by wind, swirling gently-slips their arms into the clothes and pulls them over their body, feels the soft caress of the parallel pleats on their skin, their body take on magnificent out lines. Miyake spent quite many years working on collections in Paris, he felt that there should be another style that focussed on female audience one that would not be restricted to a particular age or profession but inspired by current aesthetics. The liberation of women helped in the development of that collection. The development of such clothes was also aided by the evolution and transformation of materials .it was the appearance of polyester and the increased development of functional hi-tech techniques that stimulated him into synthetic clothing research, this led to industrially produced material, not too expensive at the same time no body had used as outer clothing Awards . Japan fashion editor's Club Award (1974) . Pratt Institute, New York Award for Creative Design(1980) . International Award of the council of America Fashion Designers (1984) . Neiman-Marcus Award (1984) . Best collection presented by a Foreign Designer-award of Les Oscars 1985 de la Mode, Paris (1985) . Award of the Japanese magazine for the textile industry Senken Shimbun (1986) . Mainichi Newspaper Fashion Awards (1977,1984,and1996) ...read more.

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