ISSEY MIYAKE’s first collection was launched in New York in 1971, and began to be shown in Paris Fashion Week from AUTUMN WINTER 1973.
From the very beginning to this day, Issey Miyake’s design has focused on the concept of “A Piece of Cloth”. ISSEY MIYAKE broke the boundaries between East and West and pursued “the body, the fabric covering it and a comfortable relationship between the two” as a fundamental concept, both shocking and resonating with people the world over.
ISSEY MIYAKE has grown to include a vast number of creative personnel and innovative new techniques, but its core design style - creating clothes from original materials starting with the research of a single thread - has transcended generations. The brand is led by designer Satoshi Kondo since SPRING SUMMER 2020, as it explores the relationship between the body and the clothes with creative ideas for modern women.