Book of the week: Issey Miyake
Taschen has released a book celebrating the genius that is arguably Japan's most famous fashion designer, Issey Miyake. The book chronicles his fashion and artistic journey through the decades, from his earliest days as a designer to when he achieved worldwide success by pushing the limits of traditional clothing. Miyake's penchant for poetry also shines through in his designs, from the choice of materials to the cuts and techniques.
As equally captivating as the designer's story are the stunning visuals that fill the inside pages, the product of Japanese photographer Yuriko Takagi's, who captures the true essence of Miyake's fashion direction. Discover the
Taschen has launched the book in conjunction with Issey Miyake's upcoming exhibition, MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey, which is on at The National Art Center in Tokyo March 16 – June 13, 2016. Issey Miyake, the book, is Dhs240 and is available at Taschen.