We will release the fourth volume of the IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE collection featuring motifs from theworks of Ikko Tanaka, the renowned graphic designer.
Volume one, debuted in 2016 as an expression of Issey Miyake’s respect for Tanaka’s works and his gratitude for themany inspirations.
Existing examples of the original works were considered, and their colors faithfully replicated in theproduction of this series.The objective is not to use these works simply as motifs; but rather to create vibrant clothing full of energy to intensify the appeal of Tanaka’s works when worn in a three-dimensional form.
This time, two of Tanaka’s works have been chosen as motifs: Continuous Symbol and Circle.
Focusing on the dynamism and humor of each work, as well as the feeling of warmth they impart, various materials were carefully selected for the details of each work, and used in simple sporty designs.
By expressing the powerful works of Ikko Tanaka, who continued his challenge to constantly create new value in the form of clothing, we wish many people to recognize the ideal form of design along with its sense of fun.
IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE is the embodiment of such everlasting thoughts of Issey Miyake.