Issey collection is big in Japan
The pioneering work of top fashion designer Issey Miyake has gone on display in Japan in a much-anticipated exhibition.
The Work of Miyake Issey at the National Art Centre in Tokyo is a moving journey through the Japanese designer’s creative mind.
The show includes his signature pleats that transform usually crass polyester into chic.
Issey Miyake has become one of the most successful fashion designers in the world, since starting out in the industry in the early 1970s. Midori Kitamura, president of Miyake Design Studio and the exhibit's producer, said: “He is always forwardlooking. Trying to catch up with him is the story of my career.” said John Carpenter, curator of Japanese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, said: “Issey Miyake's garments of his entire career have been displayed in the grand setting of the National Art Centre, Tokyo, as innovative works of art, as they deserve to be.”
IN FASHION: The collection in Tokyo