Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake is probably the most recognizable Japanese fashion designer of all time. Miyake’s skill with fabric is rooted in his knowledge of traditional Japanese fabrics and fabric-production techniques. His collections refine and communicate an inherently Japanese vision of elegance. This continuously intriguing brand is new to 4, but we predict it will have a highly successful season.


July 18th 2014

How Issey Miyake Stays Creative

Since handing over runway duties in 1999 to Naoki Takizawa (and now Yoshiyuki Miyamae), Japanese designer Issey Miyake  has designed everything from collapsible lamps to living room chairs. Perhaps nothing provides more of a creative outlet than 21_21 Design Sight, a small museum in Tokyo’s Roppongi neighborhood that he opened in 2007. 21_21 Design Sight…

May 21st 2014

Issey Miyake And MT Zebra Masking Tape

Issey Miyake and mt Masking Tape collaborate to design masking tape inspired by Issey Miyake’s Spring Summer 2014 collection. The zebra motif of the clothing collection is apparent in the tape that decorates Issey Miyake’s store in Aoyama, Japan. You can visit the store to see and purchase the tape. Issey Miyake is exclusive to…

May 14th 2014

Issey Miyake for Artemide

Issey Miyake has collaborated with Italian lighting company Artemide to develop a series of experimental, eco-friendly lamps that employ a re-treated fabric derived from recycled plastic bottles. Miyake developed the new material for the lamps using a 3D mathematical process — each lamp is created from a single piece of cloth that manages diffuse light in unexpected…

January 24th 2014

Issey Miyake 2014 Autumn Winter Collection

Longtime fashion stalwart Issey Miyake presented its collection for Autumn Winter 2014 at Paris Fashion Week last week. The show saw the Japanese brand playing with both texture and surreal patterning for the new season, executing flowing pieces tinged with a digitized psychedelica. The silhouettes here – trousers, blazers, quilted outerwear – reflected a more…

December 15th 2010

Future Beauty: 30 Years Of Japanese Fashion At Barbican Art Gallery, London

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to the present, held at Barbican ArtGallery in London. Japanese fashion made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late 20th century and designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei…