We have released a series of products featuring motifs of works by Ikko Tanaka, a renowned graphic designer who had a major impact on the history of design around the world.
Existing examples of the original works were considered, and their size and colors were faithfully replicated in the production of this series. But the objective was not to use these works simply as motifs; rather, that vibrant clothing full of energy should be created to intensify the vision of Tanaka's work by the wearing a three-dimensional format. What appears here is authentic Japanese beauty showing strength without pretense.
Three works out of Tanaka's many masterpieces were selected as motifs: Nihon Buyo (1981), The 200th anniversary of Sharaku (1995), and Variations of Bold Symbols (1992). In this first release of the series, we propose special clothing that communicates an opportunity for people to bond in the setting of a modern tea ceremony.
Ikko Tanaka developed radical ideas to create fresh works drawn by hand in an age without computers. We wish people to recognize his works and the ideal form of designs. This series shines a light and opens up a pathway to the future.
** 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.
Stretch pleats T-shirts that represent the beautiful curves and colors of nature.
The new season has started.
On January 6 (Wed), the new SPRING SUMMER 2016 season will commence.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE will commence on January 4 (Mon).
We will be CLOSED from December 31 (Thu) until January 1 (Fri)
and REOPENED on January 2 (Sat) for the new year.
Also, we will be CLOSED on January 5 (Tue)
to prepare the display of our new collection.
Paradise under the sun, inspirational architecture and delicious things to eat.
With a color palette created by collecting all things which brought us pleasure and happiness, this season's collection radiates a cheerful rhythm.
Air sky and atmosphere, invisible but omnipresent.
Forever changing and becoming a part of fire, water and earth,
which surrounds us at all times.
This season's theme is AIR, focusing on its protean nature and lightness.
The main motifs are the work of artist Katsuhito Yamamoto's, AIR.
With a distinctive mood and a series of floating flowers and patterns
with intriguing color saturation, whose images are
then incorporated in the jacquard weave textile.