Issey Miyake is a Japanese fashion designer known for his technically and artistically advanced garments and perfumes.

Having trained as a graphic designer in Tokyo, Miyake worked in New York and Paris but eventually began to focus on the clothes. He started his career in 1966, working behind the scenes for four years in ateliers operated by a trio of 20th-century fashion legends—French couturiers Guy Laroche and Hubert de Givenchy, as well as the meticulous American designer Geoffrey Beene.
Issey Miyake
1970 he founded the fashion house in his name. Miyake began an early experiment with different plisserings and compression molding techniques, which he used to create intricately designed garments with a solid avant-garde feel.
Unlike was common in the West - cutting fabric to a person's shape to sculpt the ideal silhouette, Issey Miyake started wrapping a whole piece of cloth around the body, just like the concept of the Japanese kimono and the Indian Sari.

A-POC (A Piece of Cloth) was not launched until 1998 by designer Dai Fujiwara, though it could be said that the concept is fundamental to Issey Miyake's design philosophy.

Issey Miyake
"I would close my eyes and let the fabric tell me what I should do."
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