Rileggere Issey Miyake
Reinterpreting Issey Miyake
The intriguing, multi-faceted garments designed by Issey Miyake float in space like ethereal sculptures. They take little account of the more common concerns of fashion (sex appeal, status) and aim to do no more than “find an interesting relationship between the human body and a piece of cloth”. This unconventional fashion designer, born in Hiroshima in 1938, has been experimenting with techniques, materials and work processes for forty years. And not just in the field of clothing: he won a Compasso d’Oro award for his poetic paper lamps (made by Artemide) in 2014, and he will bring a collection of ceramics, glass and fabrics (designed for Iittala) to the 2016 Milan Furniture Fair. Meanwhile the National Art Center of Tokyo is looking back at his work in an exhibition entitled The Work of Miyake Issey (from 16 March to 13 June).