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About our Issey Miyake (1938-2022) news

Latest news on Issey Miyake (三宅 一生, Miyake Issei, born 22 April 1938), a Japanese fashion designer known for his innovative clothing designs and technology. Miyake died on the evening of 5 August 2022.

Miyake was born on 22 April, 1938, in Hiroshima, Japan. His parents were farmers. When he was seven, his family moved to Tokyo. He studied graphic design at the Tama Art University, where he graduated in 1964. After graduation, he worked for a fashion company called Tokio Kumagai Gumi.

In 1970, Miyake started his own fashion label called Miyake Design Studio. His first collection was shown in New York in 1971. In the 1980s, he began experimenting with new technologies to create clothing that was both functional and stylish. He introduced a line of clothing made from a fabric that could be folded and unfolded into different shapes. He also created a line of clothing made from a stretchy material that could be stretched and distorted. In the 1990s, Miyake's designs became more widely known outside of Japan.

Miyake's designs are known for their simplicity and functionality. He uses traditional Japanese techniques, such as kimono-inspired wraps and origami-inspired pleating, in his designs. He is also known for his use of innovative fabrics and technologies, such as his trademarked "pleats please" fabric. Miyake has received numerous awards for his designs. His perfurme 'L'eau d'Issey' is his most famous product.

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