MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO

MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO

BRANDS

ISSEY MIYAKE

The ISSEY MIYAKE Collection is founded in the philosophy of clothing made from “a Piece of Cloth,” a concept which explores not only the relationship between the body and clothing, but also the space that is born between them. The philosophy has evolved and grown as have Miyake’s interests always founded in innovative clothing combined with modern research and development.
The Collection made its debut in New York in 1971. Since the Autumn/Winter 1973 collection it has been shown in Paris. The ISSEY MIYAKE Men’s Collection was first presented as a section within Fall/Winter 1976 Women’s Collection; it has been shown as an independent line since 1978.

IM MEN

Reflecting on evolving lifestyles, the brand creates original clothing made for everyday living that resonate with qualities found in products essential to our modern lives: practicality and the beauty of functionality.
The brand develops the research work of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE since 2010 on recycled materials and geometric garment constructions. It integrates new ideas and experimental processes, thereby making clothing of ease and comfort that bring about a sense of joy and new discoveries in everyday living.

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE

Issey Miyake and his design team have been experimenting with and refining their pleating technique since 1988. The groundbreaking method - by which pleats are applied after the fabric is cut and sewn - is a revolutionary departure from traditional process. The first examples were presented in the ISSEY MIYAKE Spring/Summer 1989 collection. Since that time, the process has been refined and expanded to include basic items such as t-shirts. In 1993, the culmination of Miyake’s research, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, made its debut as elegant yet versatile clothing that offered its wearer both comfort as well beauty. The clothing is easy to care for, store, and travel with; and offers a choice of colors, patterns and shapes that make full use of the lightweight polyester knitted fabric. PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE is a premier example of “clothing as a product,” something that responds to the evolving needs of a demanding lifestyle and continues to please and delight its wearers.

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE

HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE started in 2013 as a way to give men a new solution to clothing you can wear anytime, anywhere; and takes advantage of Issey Miyake's signature pleats technology. It is based upon textiles that do not wrinkle and dry quickly, and is formed from pleats arranged in regular intervals. The clothing is not only casually elegant but easy-to-care-for, travel with and wear.
The brand made its debut as a line in Paris in 2019 and continues to expand its presence globally.

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is an ongoing project that combines the precise mathematics of folding and looks to create sustainable clothing that is both practical and beautiful. The development of the concept began in 2007 as a collaboration with Miyake’s Reality Lab Team and resulted in the brand in 2010. The name 132 5. stems from Miyake’s touchstone, making clothing from "A Piece of Cloth". The process starts with a ONE-dimensional piece of cloth. From there, a THREE-dimensional structure is created that can be folded down into a flat TWO-dimensional plane. When worn on the body, the shape transcends time and space and enters the FIFTH dimension. 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is known for its innovative use of recycled PET bottles to create fabric and the resulting beauty of the forms. It is a brand that continues to embody the Issey Miyake manufacturing approach of "recycling and re-creation" and celebrates the idea of "clothing that brings joy and happiness to the wearer."

A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE

A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE is a brand that sets out to weave the future by instigating dialogues on clothing between creators and wearers. A-POC, created in 1998, has revolutionized the process of clothes-making, where it introduced a new form of design in which the wearers partake. With more dynamism A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE further develops what A-POC has created and evolved into over time. Within a piece of cloth bringing about different ideas and diverse relationships with the wearers, the brand creates a variety of “ABLE’s” by engaging with different professions and industries.

BAOBAO ISSEY MIYAKE

BAOBAO ISSEY MIYAKE starts from a unique concept and manufacturing technique that allows for the creation of an infinite variety of shapes. It was first introduced in 2000 as a part of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE; and later became an independent accessories brand in Fall/Winter of 2010. The basic structure is triangles which transform from flat to three-dimensional with a serendipitous beauty and surprise. The bags are also extremely practical, which, combined with the unique look, has made them a global favorite.

me ISSEY MIYAKE

The concept for "me ISSEY MIYAKE" is clothing that makes life simpler. The tops are one-size-fits-all and are not defined by any one season. They are lightweight and compact, easy-to-care for and easy-to-wear. The brand was born in 2001. Since then it has continued to develop original signature materials such as "stretch pleats" that freely expand and contract. The product comes in a wide range of color and print variations suitable for every season and for any occasion.

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