Miyake’s latest printed material

Light, wind, plants ,creatures, flying saucers and farmworker’s cloth. All are inspirations for Issey Miyake, poet of the fashion world, whose aim – according to a new book – is to design “clothes for a living”. Published for the Miyake Design Studio’s 25th anniversary, Issey Miyake is a banquet of photography and fashion design.

It moves through Issey’s pleated fabric phase in 1988, when he twisted, pleated and shrunk everything in sight, through to designs made of thin wire in human structures. With photos by Robert Mapplethorpe and Oliviero Toscani, Issey Miyake is published by Taschen, price 14.99.

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