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Issey Miyake


Japanese designer known for his forward-thinking design and manufacturing techniques. He’s the receiver of prestigious honours just like the Kyoto Award and may be the creator of Japan’s initial style museum, 21 21 Style Sight. He was created in Hiroshima, Japan and survived the atomic bomb episodes on the town as a kid. He later resided in Paris and NEW YORK before time for Japan to discovered his own studio room, the Miyake Style Studio room. He designed the dark turtleneck which became an integral section of Apple co-founder Steve Careers’ signature appear. His mother passed away from radiation publicity three years following the episodes on Hiroshima. He and Kansai Yamamoto are two of Japan’s most well-known fashion designers.

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Full Name Issey Miyake
Date Of Birth April 22, 1938
Place Of Birth Japan
Profession Fashion Designer
Education Tama Art University
Nationality Japanese
Awards Praemium Imperiale
Star Sign Taurus

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1Is mentioned in the song "Flamboyant" by Pet Shop Boys.
2After 30 years in the fashion business, he announced that Naoki Takizawa would take over his ready-to-wear-lines (2000).
3Studied graphic design at the Tama Art University in Tokyo.
4Japan's leading commercial designer as well as establishing his own Tokyo design studio in 1970.

Costume Department

Costume Department

Rotwang muß weg!1994pleated dress and wind coat
Vamp1986grace jones' wardrobe

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

Hidden Inside Mountains2005Short



Sylvie Guillem: Sur le fil2009Video documentary thanks



Undressed: Fashion in the Twentieth Century1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Small, Medium, Large1997TV SeriesHimself
Ready to Wear1994Himself - Designer Featured with His Collection
Rotwang muß weg!1994Himself
Du côté de chez Fred1988TV SeriesHimself
A Woman's Place: The Image Makers1985TV Movie documentaryHimself

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