Issey Miyake was born 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan, where he both witnessed and survived the nuclear bomb, which was dropped on August 6, 1945.
In 1964, Issey graduated from the Tama Art University in Tokyo with a degree in Graphic Design, going on to work in both Paris and New York for the next six years.
In 1970, Issey returned to Japan and founded Miyake Design Studio. In the 1990’s, he pioneered a new technique called garment pleating.
Issey’s concept of design is to create with one piece of cloth as he explores the relationship between the body and that piece of cloth.
Since 2007, Dai Fujiwara has been the Issey Miyake House Creative Director.
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