Issey Miyake

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  • Issey Miyake
    • Japanese Fashion Designer
    • Born April 22nd 1938 in Hiroshima
    • He is known for his technology-driven  clothing  designs, exhibitions and  fragrances, such as L'eau d'Issey, which became his most well-known product.
    • He studied Graphic Design in Tokyo
    • In the late 1980s, he began to experiment with new methods of pleating  that would allow both flexibility of movement for the wearer as well as ease of care and production.
      • The garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated
    • He became friends with the 'Apple' founder Steve Jobs.
      • Miyake then produced the black turtle neck which became Jobs' signature style.
    • Artist Dame  Lucie Rie, became friends with Miyake.
      • She left him, her large collection of ceramic and porcelain  buttons, which he integrated into his designs and presented in new collections.
    • Miyake turned over the design of the men's and women's collections respectively, to his associate,  Naoki Takizawa in 1994 and 1999
      • he returned to full-time research instead of designing once it had been handed over.
      • In 2007, Takizawa opened his own brand supported by the Issey Miyake Group
        • Takizawa was replaced as Creative Director by Dai Fujiwara who ran the House of Issey Miyake until 2012.

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