Issey Miyake, widely considered to be the most internationally famous Japanese Designer, was born in April 22, 1938, in Hiroshima, Japan. After studying art in college he worked in New York and Paris before finally returning to Tokyo in 1970 where he founded his own design studio that produced high-end woman’s fashion. What Miyake is well-known for is combining technology and fashion in various ways. This even caught the attention of Steve Jobs, whose iconic Black turtleneck sweater is created by Miyake.
One of the biggest collaborators with Issey Miyake was the photographer Irving Penn, who 1983 worked on an assignment for Vogue magazine taking pictures of Miyake’s fashion line. The designer so loved the style and direction of the photography that he partnered with Penn for the next 13 years. Other notable collaborations have been with art director Ikko Tanaka and author Kazuko Koike. Within the fashion industry Miyake has recently teamed up with the Canadian shoe brand Native for a line of eco-friendly rubber shoes and has also collaborated on special projects with Shiseido and Seiko.
If you like the high-end designs of Issey Miyake, then you may be interested in similar Japanese luxury fashion brands. Be sure to check out Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, and Kansai Yamamoto.
There are several locations in Tokyo that sell Issey Miyake apparel, including nine Issey Miyake stores in Aoyama, which offer many of his collections. His flagship store is located among the high-end Western luxury brands that line Omotesando road, like Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton. Other locations that offer Issey Miyake apparel can be found in the department stores Matsuya in Asakusa, Isetan in Shinjuku, and those found in Ginza.
Showing 1 - 66 of 66 Article(s).
On Feb 3, Japanese fashion brand Issey Miyake will present its new collection introducing the artworks of the late graphic designer Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002).
Designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented Issey Miyake’s 2015-16 A/W collection with the extensive use of the 3D Steam Stretch textile.
132 5. Issey Miyake, the brand designed by Issey Miyake and the team Reality Lab, welcomed Japanese architect Ryuji Nakamura to create special store displays titled “Folding Circles.” The temporary showcasing will be held from Mar 5 to Apr 1.
Issey Miyake Men presented its 2015-16 A/W collection at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, France. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Scottish architect, designer and artist, served as the inspiration.
On Jan 21, Bjork released her latest album titled Vulnicura on the iTunes Store. For her album cover, Bjork is wearing a state-of-the-art headpiece designed by Maiko Takeda created using sheets of OHP transparency film.
On Sept 26, ISSEY MIYAKE presented its 2015 SS women’s collection under the theme “Landscape.” The collection is inspired from wind that creates the curves of clouds, ripples of water and sand dunes.
HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE by Issey Miyake and REALITY LAB opened its first exhibition where it presented the 2015 SS and 2014-15 AW collections. The exhibit took place at ISSEY MIYAKE headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo.
The new men’s fragrance “Nuit d'Issey” by Issey Miyake Parfums will go on sale from Oct 8.
ISSEY MIYAKE presents a limited collection of wooden accessories designed in collaboration with furniture brand “Tendo Mokko.”
“132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” designed by Issey Miyake and REALITY LAB present its 2015 SS collection under the theme “Circle.”
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its 2015 SS collection under the theme “Tropical Dandies.”
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presents its latest series of sneakers dubbed “Fly Front.” On sale for a limited time on the first basement floor of Isetan Shinjuku Men's Building. Until Aug 5.
This month, ISSEY MIYAKE presents its new "Guston" bag collection.
Ringo Sheena’s latest single titled “Nippon” is a fight song written for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In the video, Sheena is seen wearing a skirt designed by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE presents the new “Distortion” bag as part of its “BAO BAO PARK” project, where it collaborates with various creators. This time, the brand teams up with Rodrigo Solorzano and Naoki Kawamoto of the design studio “N&R Foldings.”
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE presents a new collaboration series with graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai.
The “Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion” exhibit is open at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto until May 11.
ISSEY MIYAKE designed by Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented its 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “Rhythmatic Forest.” In line with the theme, designs with motifs inspired from forests were introduced.
Yusuke Takahashi presented the collection for his second season at Issey Miyake Men. The show for 2014-15 AW was held at the showroom of the brand’s Paris office.
The 2014 SS collection theme for Issey Miyake is “Wearing Light.” The image of light penetrating through the clouds is expressed in the designs of the clothes.
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE introduced its latest campaign visuals titled “Flowers.”
PARFUMS PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE presents a new eau de toilette named “L’Eau”. Priced at 6,300 yen for 30 ml / 8,400 yen for 50 ml / 11,500 yen for 100 ml.
Fashion brand HaaT from Issey Miyake presents the Ultimate Black series as part of its 2014 SS Collection. In stores from Feb 1.
As part of its annual Valentine’s fair, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN will provide customers the choice of selecting unique wrapping when purchasing socks. From Jan 23 to Feb 14.
“PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE” ’s 2014 SS Collection is themed on “TRANSLUENCY” and draws inspiration from elements of “translucency” such as sparkling minerals, glass and evanescent smoke.
In May 1982, Marie Claire was first published in Japan from Chuokoron (current Chuokoron Shinsha).
In store at REALITY LAB. ISSEY MIYAKE, which just opened on Nov 11 from ISSEY MIYAKE INC., are exclusive items made from washi paper made in the Tohoku region.
Produced and costume designed by the world famous designer Issey Miyake and staged by renowned choreographer Daniel Ezralow,
On Nov 14, ISSEY MIYAKE INC. began to line-up limited edition Christmas items at the group’s stores around Japan. The theme for this year is “Look up at the planets and make a wish.”
The lighting apparatus series “IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE” designed by REALITY LAB of “ISSEY MIYAKE INC.” was awarded the “2013 Good Design Award”. Meanwhile the “Long Life Design Special Award” went to “PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE”.
On Nov 11, ISSEY MIYAKE INC. opened its new shop dubbed REALITY LAB ISSEY MIYAKE at FROM-1ST (5-4-10 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo).
Issey Miyake and REALITY LAB are the crew of “ISSEY MIYAKE INC.” and this AW season they bring us a new brand “HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE”, proposing an entirely new daily style for modern men.
Fashion brand HaaT from Issey Miyake hosts an event with interior stylist Fumiko Sakuhara. At Elttob Tep Issey Miyake/Ginza (address: 4-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) until Nov 13.
UNDERCOVER designer Jun Takahashi took First Prize for the second time in this year's Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix. Other awardees were FACETASM Hiromichi Ochiai, Kazuo Oishi, Kazuyuki Yamamuro, TORAY, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE and Eiji Yamamoto.
“Toward a DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN” is being held at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT located in Roppongi, Tokyo until Feb 9, 2014.
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE presents wear and stuffed animals from its “Polar Bear” Collection.
Internationally acclaimed designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveiled his first large-scale solo exhibition "Crystallize" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE teams up with artist Sputniko! to present part 2 of the EDITION bag series. The new collection named “Super Moon!” will be in stores from Oct 12.
The last in a series of columns that looks into the background of young and newly appointed ISSEY MIYAKE MEN designer Yusuke Takahashi and where he now aspires to go.
The third in a series of columns that looks into the background of young and newly appointed ISSEY MIYAKE MEN designer Yusuke Takahashi and how he came to join the company.
The second in a series of columns that looks into the background of young and newly appointed ISSEY MIYAKE MEN designer Yusuke Takahashi, the interview explores his school years.
The first in a series of columns that looks into the background of young and newly appointed ISSEY MIYAKE MEN designer Yusuke Takahashi.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its 2014 SS Collection. From this season, 27-year old Yusuke Takahashi handles the designs.
PARCO CO., LTD. will start renewing approx. 250 sections of all its stores (21,000 square meters) from the end of this month.
A year from the series’ last release, SEIKO NEXTAGE will launch fresh colors in mid-September of the “W” wristwatch series co-produced by “ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project” and product designer Satoshi Wada.
At 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo Midtown, exhibit "DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN" explores the roles 21st century design museums should play in society. From Oct 25.
Designer Tokujin Yoshioka, known for the store designs of Issey Miyake and Swarovski, will hold a large scale exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. From Oct 3.
Yoshiyuki Miyamae led Issey Miyake presents it latest denim collection for 2013-14 AW. The collection is dubbed “Cityscape Denim.”
A pop-up store for men’s series “ON THE GO” of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE will open from July 31 to Aug 19 at Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building.
On July 18th, the world renowned designer and founder of the fashion house taking his name, ISSEY MIYAKE held an exhibition with the Aomori University Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team at Yoyogi National Gymnasium annex in Tokyo.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE introduces a collaboration bag with art director/graphic designer Naomi Hirabayashi dubbed “BAO BAO HI-VIZ.”
In commemoration of the 77th anniversary of fashion magazine “Soen,” an exhibit will be held from July 3rd at Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum in Yoyogi, Tokyo.
Lighting equipment “IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE” won the German “iF Product Design Award 2013 Gold Medal,” the equivalent to an Oscar in the design world.
“ISSEY MIYAKE MEN” has announced to appoint Yusuke Takahashi as new designer from 2014 SS season. Takahashi’s first collection for the brand will be presented during Paris Men’s Fashion Week on June 27th.
The latest bag collection “NOUGAT” is available from PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE at its stores in Japan.
On July 13th, a talk and live performance by ISSEY MIYAKE designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae and members of music project “Open Reel Ensemble” will be held at ISSEY MIYAKE / SEMBA located in Minami Semba, Osaka.
“PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE” presents illustrator Terry Johnson collaborated series.
Designer Tokujin Yoshioka collaborates with Italian furniture brand LEMA for the first time to produce “MIRAGE.” The product will be introduced to the market at the “Milano Salone” to be held next month in Milan, Italy.
ISSEY MIYAKE presented its 2013-2014 AW Collection on March 1st during Paris Fashion Week. The show was held in a specially prepared tent within Jardin des Tuileries, the main venue.
On February 25th, UNIQLO released its latest 2013 Spring Summer bottoms lineup.
A new space in Osaka will open on Mar. 9th (Sat.) to provide a full line up of the brands ISSEY MIYAKE and ISSEY MIYAKE MEN.
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE will hold an event titled, “Sensation” from Feb. 27th (Wed.) to Mar. 5th (Tues.) at The Stage of the 1st floor of Isetan Shinjuku Main Building.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE and the sale of fragrance “Parfum PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE” in Japan, dancers performed on Jan. 30th (Wed.) at Tokyo Roppongi Midtown.
Kokuyo Furniture which handles interior design and lay out for offices as well as furniture design collaborates with design office nendo to create a new office furniture brand named “ofon”. Sales of products begin from Jan. 30th.
A new fragrance, Parfum PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE Eau de Toilette (30ml / 6,825 yen, 50ml / 8,925 yen, 100ml / 12,600 yen) inspired by the clothes of the fashion brand
A new fragrance commemorating the 20th anniversary of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE will go on sale in Japan on Jan 30 (Wed). On the same day, a special dance performance will be held.
Showing 1 - 66 of 66 Article(s).