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Issey Miyake

(1938–2022)

We are deeply saddened to learn of Issey Miyake’s passing on August 5th. The revolutionary Japanese fashion designer was best known for his innovative style and for working with both traditional and groundbreaking techniques. In the late 1980s Miyake developed a new way of pleating by wrapping fabrics between layers of paper and putting them into a heat press, with the garments holding their pleated shape. Tested for their freedom of movement on dancers, this led to the development of his signature ‘Pleats, Please’ line. We are honoured to have worked with Miyake for over 25 years and to have immortalised his iconic designs in several books cherished by a wide audience around the world.