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Issey Miyake

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
The Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake (1938–2022) designed futuristic clothing inspired by the traditions of his homeland. As in a kimono, he constructed his complex volumes starting from the plane, so that the three-dimensionality and sculptural character of the garments only become evident when worn on the body. In close collaboration with textile designers, Miyake sought to innovate by using polyester fabrics with different pleating patterns. The individual parts of a garment are cut out two-and-a-half to three times as large as necessary, then sewn and heat-pleated.