ISSEY MIYAKE INC.

IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE started

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.

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This is a poster for a Japanese traditional dance performance at the University of California. It is composed entirely of the simple two-dimensional shapes of circles, triangles and squares, yet the image of a woman with Japanese hairstyle emerges from inorganic geometrical patterns formed by red circles and black semicircles added in the center. This is the work Ikko Tanaka is best known for, with geometrical composition based on strong shapes and colors and combining Japanese traditional beauty with western rationalism.


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This work was shown at an exhibit to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of artist Toshusai Sharaku. Sharaku's Okubi-e is expressed using simple elements based on nine circles. Even while boldly adding arrangements in a modern fashion, an impression of the original work remains in morphology and colors for a fine balance.


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Photo: PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA



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Photo: PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / ROPPONGI



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Photo: ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE / GINZA



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2016.2.3 - 2.9
ISETAN Shinjuku Store, Main Building 1F = the stage

2016.2.3 -
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / ROPPONGI
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / TOKYO SKYTREE
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 1
ISSEY MIYAKE MARUNOUCHI
ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE / GINZA
ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE / SEMBA
ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE / WEB STORE

2016.2.9 -
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE (Paris)
ISSEY MIYAKE (Paris)

2016.2.16 -
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE (New York)
tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE (New York)

2016.2.18 -
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE (London)
ISSEY MIYAKE (Zürich)
ISSEY MIYAKE (Antwerpen)
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / The EmQuartier Shopping Complex (Bangkok)

2016.3.11 - 3.28
THE MALL SKY SPACE (Taipei)




** 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.

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE : IMAGE

SPRING SUMMER 2016

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Catalog

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Look Book

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Happy Anniversary

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE : CONCEPT

'Pleats' was introduced into ISSEY MIYAKE in 1989, and has been developed every season thereafter. By 1993, it was ready to be launched as a complete and stand-alone brand and appeared as PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE for the Spring-Summer collection.
This is a line that is positioned to embody one of the most fundamental concepts of Issey Miyake - where the true value of design lies in its integration into the everyday life and comfort of the wearer. This is clearly demonstrated in the development and evolution of traditional techniques of processing and of pleating material into a highly functional modern product - light in weight and easy to wear and handle. This revolutionary concept has won the respect and admiration of women throughout the world and contributed to the growth of an iconic brand - an ingenious fusion of creation, technology and business.

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PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE : STORE LOCATOR