This collection was launched along with the women's line from 1976, and became a brand of its own in 1978. It has been shown in the Paris Men's Collection since its AUTUMN WINTER 1985 collection. The brand's name was changed to its current name, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, with the launch of the SPRING SUMMER 2012 collection. The ISSEY MIYAKE MEN team has been led by designer Yusuke Takahashi since the SPRING SUMMER 2014 collection. Carrying on Issey Miyake's design spirit, the team takes the core concepts of functionality and comfort and incorporates traditional techniques, creating global apparel from fresh new perspectives.