This month saw the loss of one of the most important figures in Japanese fashion history. Issey Miyake, who died on August 5 at the age of 84, left an incomparable legacy in the world of fashion. As an educator, you see students who brag about “becoming the next X”, but there is not a single student who has dared to say that he will even try to follow in Miyake’s footsteps.
His ability to redefine the pattern and even the garment was such that his collections became revelations, challenging what was thought possible in fashion and changing with it our vision of the body. History will remember his work easier to grasp, his conceptual work like “A-POC” which presents entire collections made of a single piece of fabric, and his technical work where origami-style pleating allows the body to find its place. in a flat surface. .
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Japanese fashion, clothing