CORPORATE ACTIVITIES and RECORD OF AWARDS
Kodomo International Film Festival in Okinawa
Grand Prix Award at official screening
The non-fiction film "FLYING BODIES" (by Director Hiroyuki Nakano), which follows the Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team of Aomori University in a performance planned by Issey Miyake was officially screened at the Kodomo International Film Festival in Okinawa
This festival, which was held in the auditorium on the second floor of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum and was entirely run by children who decided the best picture award, was a landmark event. This was the first time that the memorable event was held, in response to a call by Director Takako Miyahara (Kukuru Vision representative). This festival, which has much in common with the Generation category of the Berlin Film Festival and the Kinder Film Fest Kyoto, centered around the theme of "Trusting Children, making them think, and leaving it up to them." Three works of a nature to inspire children were screened, and "FLYING BODIES," the work that most captured the children's minds, was awarded the Grand Prix.
Kodomo International Film Festival in Okinawa "KIFFO"
November 23 (Sun) & November 24 (Mon/public holiday), 2014.
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The 32nd Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix award ceremony was held on November 4 (Tue). Designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae was awarded the Grand Prix in recognition for the contribution to fashion culture of ISSEY MIYAKE's creative activities, which include the creation of innovative materials and the creation of a collection unveiled in Paris that was highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.
Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix HP
From October 31 (Fri) to November 3 (Mon/public holiday), PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE will be exhibited and sold at the Long Life Design Exhibition 2014 (G Exhibition) held at 8/ at Shibuya Hikarie 8F.
This exhibition shows and sells products that have won the Good Design Long Life Design Award since 2010, and PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE won the Special Award in 2013. The Good Design Long Life Design Award honors "designs that build our lives and want to continue to play that role in the future" by rediscovering designs that have been refined by consumers and reassessing them from today's viewpoint. Winners are selected from designs of products, etc., that have been offered continuously for a period of 10 years or more and are considered to enjoy the support of users and consumers.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE has won Italy's ADI Compasso d'Oro award, an internationally known design award with the longest history of its kind in Europe, for lighting equipment developed by ISSEY MIYAKE + Reality Lab and manufactured by Artemide. The award ceremony, the 23rd in the award's history, was held on May 28 in Milan, recognizing IN-EI "for having mixed tradition and modernity in an essential object, technologically advanced, but at the same time poetic." This award, which follows on the heels of last year's iF Product Design Award, Red Dot Product Design Award, and Good Design Gold Award, is a recognition of note in the world of industrial design.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE Shinjuku Takashimaya Store and BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE/TOKYO, by MOMENT, won the Best of Best Award for the Interior Category of Iconic Awards 2013, which is the international design award of Germany.
Iconic Awards 2013 is a design award related to architecture, presented by the German Design Council. Best of Best Awards and Winner Awards are selected for each category of architecture, interior, product, communication and concept.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE (Shinjuku Takashimaya)
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE / TOKYO