Obituaries 

Issey Miyake (1938-2022)

Issey Miyake (1938-2022)
Obituaries 

Issey Miyake (1938-2022)

Veronica Horwell   /  Source:  The Guardian
09/08/2022


Fashion designer whose innovative hi-tech creations were inspired by the ancient principles of Japanese clothing.

The 1960s often attempted to imagine the future of clothes – take a look at the designer Hardy Amies’ wardrobe for Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, period pieces unmistakably from 1968. But while Amies clad Kubrick’s space hostesses in hard-seamed mod shifts, Issey Miyake was working on his first “constructible clothes” – knit pieces to be layered together at whim. Their seemingly simple shapes are soft, and their novel synthetic yarns sympathetic. They haven’t dated a day, and still look like they might be the future...

The Guardian: Issey Miyake obituary



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