Issey Miyake



  • MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO, established.
  • First overseas collection is shown in New York.
  • Participated in the Paris Autumn Winter ’73 Collections for the first time and, since then, has shown there twice a year.
  • Instrumental in bringing Inventive Clothes 1909-1939 exhibition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto with the full cooperation of Mr. Koichi Tsukamoto. After its success, the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) was established in 1978.
  • Presented Issey Miyake and Twelve Black Girls, a show at the Seibu Theatre, Tokyo and Osaka Municipal Gymnasium.
  • Presented A Piece Of Cloth - Issey Miyake in Museum, a show at the Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, to coincide with the 1976 Mainichi Design Award.
  • Presented Fly with ISSEY MIYAKE, a show at the Meiji Jingu Indoor Field, Tokyo and Kyoto Prefectural Gymnasium.
  • Participated in MA Espace - Temps du Japon, an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs during the Festival d'Automne, Paris, and subsequently at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York in 1979.
  • Invited to present the show Issey Miyake East Meets West, as the closing event at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado.
  • A Miyake piece is featured on the cover of Artforum magazine with an editorial by Ingrid Sischy and Germano Celant. It marked the first time fashion had been featured on the cover of the art magazine.
  • Presented Spring/Summer 1983 collection on the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier and museum in New York, with Plantation line worn by members of an amateur chorus.
  • Presented ISSEY MIYAKE SPECTACLE: BODYWORKS, an exhibition at the Laforet Iikura Museum, Tokyo, the Otis/Parsons Gallery, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and in 1985 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • Started collaborating with Irving Penn on photographs of the collections that would become books, posters and ads.
  • Featured in Time magazine, International Edition: January 27, as its cover story written by Jay Cocks. (US Edition: October 21, 1985)
  • Started experimenting with pleating.
  • Presented ISSEY MIYAKE A-ŪN, an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
  • Organized Issey Miyake Meets Lucie Rie, an exhibition of Dame Lucie Rie at Sogetsu Gallery, Tokyo / Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.
  • Presented TEN SEN MEN, a commemorative exhibition of the Hiroshima Art Prize at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Participated in Energieën(Energies), an exhibition featuring Rhythm Pleats at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
  • Presented ISSEY MIYAKE PLEATS PLEASE, an exhibition at the Toko Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
  • Presented pleated clothing made from a special jersey fabric, a prototype that would later become "PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE"; first shown in Paris in March.
  • esigned the costumes for the Ballett Frankfurt's The Loss of Small Detail choreographed by William Forsythe.
  • Designed and produced the official uniform for the Lithuanian team at the 25th Olympic Games in Barcelona.
  • Presented ISSEY MIYAKE '92 TWIST, an exhibition at the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa.
  • Presented ISAMU NOGUCHI and ISSEY MIYAKE "ARIZONA", an exhibition at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa.
  • Embarked upon the A-POC project.
  • Presented ISSEY MIYAKE MAKING THINGS, an exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Paris that later traveled to the Ace Gallery, New York in 1999 and to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo in 2000.
  • A-POC was awarded the Good Design Grand Prize of Good Design Award in 2000 by the Japan Industrial Promotion Organization.
  • Presented A-POC MAKING: ISSEY MIYAKE AND DAI FUJIWARA, an exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, Berlin.
  • Participated in Radical Fashion, an exhibition featuring A-POC at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
  • Presented Nannano? A-POC MIYAKE ISSEY + FUJIWARA DAI, an exhibition at the Axis gallery, Tokyo.
  • Co-organized Dahomey 1967: Photographs by Irving Penn, an exhibition at the Nihon Mingeikan (Japan Folk Crafts Museum,) Tokyo.
  • Participated in The Encounters in the 21st Century, an exhibition featuring a special-edition piece A-POC Kanazawa for the opening exhibition of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
  • Participated in BIG BANG : DESTRUCTION ET CRÉATION DANS L'ART DU XXE SIÈCLE, an exhibition featuring PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
  • Collaborated with Tadanori Yokoo on ISSEY MIYAKE Paris Collections 1977-1999: Invitations by Tadanori Yokoo, an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama.
  • A-POC was selected to be included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design Department, New York. Featured as part of the November Digitally Mastered Exhibition.
  • Opened 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo Midtown. Appointed as one of its directors. Presented Tadao Ando Construction Site 2006: A Hard-Fought Process, as a special opening exhibition.
  • Dai Fujiwara was appointed as the creative director of the ISSEY MIYAKE lines in October, for the Autumn and Winter 2007 Collection. Fujiwara and the staff of his Creative Room began to work on collection.
  • Directed XXIst Century Man, at the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT’s third exhibition.
  • Directed U-Tsu-Wa,うつわ – Lucie Rie, Jenifer Lee, Ernst Gamperl an exhibition at the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT.
  • Directed "REALITY LAB", an exhibition at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT.
  • THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION was approved by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation as of February 1.
  • Appointed Yoshiyuki Miyamae as the designer for the Issey Miyake Womens Collection; new team starting with the Spring Summer 2012 season.
  • Organized the event Aomori University Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team (planning and costume-design by Issey Miyake, creation/direction/choreography by Daniel Ezralow, costume by HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE)(July 18, Yoyogi National Stadium 2nd Gymnasium)
  • Participated in Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain 30th Anniversary exhibition Memorire Vives, with IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE
  • Presented The Work of Miyake Issey, an exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo. (March 16-June 13)
  • Participated in MANUS×MACHINA Fashion in an age of Technology, an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. (May 5-Sep.5)
  • Participated in Items: Is Fashion Modern?, an exhibition featuring A-POC QUEEN and Black Turtleneck Top (1980) at Museum of Modern Art, New York. (Oct.1-Jan.28, 2018)
  • Featured in domus magazine(april issue), Italy, with Session One. Written by Michele De Lucchi
  • Participated in Japon – Japonismes. Objets inspire, 1867-2048, an exhibition featuring IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE Nihon Buyo and Bokugi at Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France (Nov.15, 2018-Mar.3, 2019)
  • Presented HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE, a show at the Pompidou Centre , Paris. Directed by Daniel Ezralow (Jan.17)