A Look Back At Issey Miyake’s Most Iconic Designs

“Design is not for philosophy, it's for life.”

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake (C) and his models greets the audience at the end of the Spri...

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On August 5, 2022, legendary fashion designer Issey Miyake passed away. As one of the first Japanese designers to show in Paris, Miyake opened the door for future designers of color, and he leaves behind a legacy of innovation. Here, a look at some of his most iconic designs.

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Miyake revolutionized the design process of pleating by creating permanent pleats in the fabric before cutting and sewing, as seen here in his S/S 1994 collection.