Issey Miyake Launches Eye-Opening Exhibition in Tokyo
Celebrating 40 years of the designer’s inspiration and innovation.
With 40 years under his belt, it is only befitting that Issey Miyake has his own exhibition that allows the masses to learn about the inspiration and innovation behind his work. The exhibition is broken down into three sections, each presenting the designer’s works from different eras.
The first section features Miyake’s most distinguished pieces from the ’70s, on mannequins made from 365 panels of laser-cut paper assembled to emulate the human form – very authentic Miyake style. Transcending to the second part of the exhibit, you will discover how Miyake explores the relationship between garments and how the body breathes life into them. Notable works from the designer’s Fall 1980, Spring 1982, Fall 1983 and Fall 1984 collections are presented here. To conclude the exhibition, the third and last section features several of Miyake’s recurring themes and innovations in clothing construction. This includes a life-size working machine managed by two staff members who demonstrate the making of Miyake’s famous pleats. Revolutionary looks from years of collections are presented as well, along with video presentations and interactive activities for children.
The exhibition is held at the National Art Center in Tokyo from now till June 13.
The National Art Center, Tokyo
7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi
Minato, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan
- Yukie Miyazaki