An Ode to Issey Miyake 

Issey Miyake once said that “clothing is the closest thing to all humans.” Reflected in his designs, his clothing harks diversity and innovation by blending his Eastern roots with Western fashion techniques. 

Over the past four decades, he changed the face of haute couture and streetwear, ultimately meshing them together to create what we now know as high-fashion streetwear. His eponymous label, ‘Issey Miyake,’ echoes his signature pleating, as well as offers the quintessence in fragrances. To celebrate the late Issey Miyake’s life, Remix delved into the archives to find some of our favourite and groundbreaking looks to date. 

Issey Miyake ‘Bodice’ top, c. 1980, famously worn by Grace Jones. 
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Minaret Collection, c. 1995. 
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Bamboo pleats, c. 1989
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Miyake often used dancers to model his pleated pieces. 

Robin Williams wears the iconic ‘Cargo Bomber Jacket,’ c. 1997
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Monica Bellucci wears Issey Miyake, c. 1990
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Grace Jones, by Issey Miyake, 1983
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