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2018∙03∙01 | ISSEY MIYAKE EYES

“Special Re-edition Model: IM-101”

Special Re-edition Model: IM-101
Photograph: Henry Leutwyler


ISSEY MIYAKE EYES is releasing the “Special Re-edition Model: IM-101” as a revival of its iconic sunglasses released in 1985. The simple combination of a single line and two circles resembles a clear, understated graphic form. The “Special Re-edition Model: IM-101” faithfully recreates the original design and is made of titanium for contemporary use that is lightweight, flexible, and durable.

It will be released on Thursday, March 15th.


The company’s headquarters is located in Sabae City in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, a region distinguished for its sophisticated eyewear production techniques at the highest level in the world. With its own factory BACKSTAGE and its chain of directly managed stores KANEKO GANKYO, the company gets involved in everything from the planning and designing to the production and sales of eyewear, while assuring quality of products. Its “CRAFTSMAN SERIES”, a collection of glasses each of which bears the name of an author-craftsperson, is receiving high acclaim as a work to pass down traditional eyewear techniques to the present day.