Issey Miyake, who built one of Japan’s biggest fashion brands and known for his signature pleated, boldly sculpted pieces, has passed away. He was 84 years old.
Miyake died on August 5, 2022 from cancer, Japanese media reports said on Tuesday.
Miyake defined an era in modern Japanese history, becoming a star in the 1970s amid a generation of designers and artists who achieved global fame by defining a Japanese vision. Unique version from the West.
Miyake’s origami-like pleats transform normally rough polyester into a luxurious look. He also uses computer technology in weaving to create clothes. His casual attire celebrates the human body regardless of race, build, size or age.