We have released the second volume of the IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE collection featuring motifs from the works of Ikko Tanaka, a renowned graphic designer.
Letters are at the heart of Ikko Tanaka's design. In this series they are expressed in drips, flows, and the blurred traces of ink. Buto Kaden #2, which pays homage to traditional calligraphy and Suibokuga (ink painting) and was also used as an expression in a poster, beautifully sublimates Japanese expression as modern design. It fuses the playfulness and joy of seeing traces of ink left from forceful brush strokes, synonymous with the strong and vivid world of graphic design.
【Face】Series The face motif is one of Tanaka's representative themes, making numerous appearances throughout his early to later works. This Face series, created in '90s, comprises extremely simple blocks of color. The subtle curves added to the straight lines construct faces. Coupled with colors reminiscent of Kasanenoirome (combination of colors created by the layering of garments) passed down from the Heian era of the 8th to 12th centuries, they create a highly original and bold graphic expression.
** Special Website **
A fun special site that introduces information on the IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE series and the design of its various products has been launched.
On January 6 (Fri), the new SPRING SUMMER 2017 season will commence.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE will commence on January 4 (Wed).
We will be CLOSED on December 31 (Sat) and January 1 (Sun) and REOPENED on January 4 (Wed) for the new year.
Also, we will be CLOSED on January 5 (Thu) to prepare the display of our new collection.
【HERBAL MOSAIC 1】 Baked Stretch series with a striking relief design produced through the use of a number of overlapping geometric patterns and special glue.
【SOFT COTTON SHIRT】 A 100% cotton shirt that is soft and supple. Its relaxed silhouette and collar produce a sense of relaxation.
*JOURNEY from WHITE PAGE*
This collection takes inspiration from the styles of Varanasi, India, which are minimal and fit to the lifestyle of the region, and develops with soft-to-the-touch textured fabrics, shades of white, shadow and light, through which diffracted colors. An easy, relaxed elegance is represented by natural fabrics with uneven textures, for a man who is both urban and close to nature.
【MARBLE SHIRT】 A wool fabric shirt printed with a marbling pattern. The printing process is done by Kyoto artisans using 10 silk screen printing plates.
On stage, lively energetic bodies leap and twirl gracefully into
ever changing shapes and forms in time to beating rhythms.
Our thoughts are whirled into a mysterious and quirky space,
the curtain rises on a new PLEATS PLEASE season.
【TRANSFORM 1】 A print in the image of mixtures of substances such as clays and liquids that warp as they mix together. This is a playful series that you can enjoy coordinating with various outfits, combining different patterns.
【TAILORED LINE】 A striped jacket series inspired from the stripes of kimonos depicted in ukiyo-e woodblock prints.