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.
【ALT BLOCKING STRIPE】 These items combine fabrics of two different colors which are then transprinted with stripes. The design makes it look as if the pattern hovers above a grid pattern.
【MONTHLY COLOR FEBRUARY】 A zip cardigan, the latest addition to the Monthly Color Series.
【COTTON SURFACE】 A new series of items cut from a fabric with a thick pile and a brushed feel.
【REBOZO】 An item designed after the traditional Mexican Rebozo garment, using two different kinds of fabric. Combined are a Kurume kasuri fabric of striped indigo dye and a kasuri pattern dobby-weave fabric.
【SCAPE】 A stretch pleated T-shirt that represents with geometrical patterns a cityscape seen from the Caribbean Sea.
【DENIM JACKET】 Cauliflower series denim jacket. Features stitched accents that emphasize the texture of the denim.
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 from December 31 (Sat) until January 3 (Tue) 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.
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.
Passing through a path full of sunlight in Mexico, we find a woody field.
Women in traditional, colorful dresses are gathered at the village market.
Therein lie the people who are adept at living and coexisting
with the abundant nature that surrounds them.
This season, HaaT explores the image of such woody fields
and the beautiful yet robust women who live there,
depicting them in textiles and forms.
【FLOWER HUIPIL】 A jacquard woven item in the image of the traditional huipil garment of Mexican women, featuring a striking pattern of vivid flowers.
The Caribbean island nation of Cuba,
where the streets are alive with history and the vibrant rhythms of Latin music.
Golden sunshine, sparkling azure seas, and vividly colored tropical flowers and birds.
The colors and style of the unique Cuban culture and environment have been used to express
the elevated, yet playful spirit of me ISSEY MIYAKE.
【LINE】 A stretch pleats T-shirt featuring simple lines as colorful accents.