【MOTION】 A pattern in the image of afterimages of motion. This is a series of relaxed, easy-to-wear items with gussets on the sides and tuck in the back bodice.
【EDGE SHIRT】 A shirt finished with hand pleats processing.
【TAILORED LINE 2】 A series featuring hand-drawn stripes inspired by the patterns of kimonos shown in ukiyo-e woodblock prints. The no-collar short jacket is a new creation.
【URAYAMA】 A series inspired by the grand prize winning work by Kurara Omichi at a design contest sponsored by textile manufacturers. The Front of the Backyard work depicting glistening mountains under the sun was created by sewing individually bias-cut pieces of fabric to produce the three-dimensional representation of the shadows of mountains.
【URAYAMA TADPOLE】 A series representing in Jacquard weave colors suggesting light piercing the water, from the work Say Tadpole by Kurara Omichi.
【ABSTRACT SHIRT】 A shirt hand-printed by Kyoto artisans who applied dyes in an abstract pattern in a process requiring 5 printing plates.
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.