Issey Miyake for Fall/Winter 2009

By Butterboom Writers  /  November 9, 2009

Issey Miyake brings us bold gemoteric fabrics for fall/winter.


Issey Miyake is a living legend. A survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, this design genius studied graphic design at the Tama Art University in Tokyo. After university, he moved to New York and Paris, only to come back to Japan in 1970 to set up his own design studio. Issey’s scholastic background seem to play a huge part in his designs. He is most well-known for his directional pleating skills, precise cutting and unusual material choices.

Miyake stays true to his tried and tested formula for his fall and winter collection. He chose to emphasize the neckline with over-the-top and commanding pleats of every shape and form. Coats were top heavy and voluminous, commanding attention at every turn. Fabrics celebrated his love of symmetry, with hologram looking prints in silver shades. Bold stripes were also ever present, giving even more attention to Miyake’s precise forms.

Though this designer has been around for ages, his work still never ceases to amaze. Truly, no one can pleat like the master Miyake.


Where to Buy?

  • Joyce, G/F., New World Tower, Central. Tel: 2810 1120
    Joyce, G106, The Gateway, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2367 8128



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