Issey Miyake was a pioneering Japanese fashion designer and founder of his internationally renowned eponymous company. Issey Miyake founded the Miyake Design Studio in 1970 and over the next 50 years revolutionized the fashion industry by producing groundbreaking creations aimed at meeting the needs of contemporary lifestyles.


Marrying traditional craftsmanship with high-tech fashion techniques, the designer introduced a series of innovative ideas, including his shape-shifting clothes and signature 'Garment Pleating Technique' that crowned him 'the Prince of Pleats'.


Issey Miyake was born on April 22, 1938, in Hiroshima, Japan, and passed away on August 5, 2022, in Tokyo.


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