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Issey Miyake Died at the Age of 84

Issey Miyake 1997-98 Fall/Winter collection. Photo: Daniel SIMON/Getty Images

Issey Miyake was one of the designers preferred even by Steve Jobs, who had nothing to do with the fashion world. While he is known to many as the designer of the famous black turtlenecks, of course he was much more than that to the fashion world. This legendary name, who is preparing to celebrate his 50th anniversary in Paris Fashion Week next year, passed away the other day.


Naomi Campbell at the Issey Miyake fashion show in 1986. Photo: Daniel SIMON/Getty Images

Combining futuristic lines with technological elements and thus creating contemporary collections, Miyake, after his difficult childhood years in Hiroshima, started to study graphic design at Tama Art University and turned his life in a completely different direction. After working for Guy Laroche and Hubert de Givenchy, he founded his own brand in 1970. Known as the true futurist of fashion, Miyake’s Pleats Please collection, which consists of pressed pleated pieces and inspired by the Fortuny dresses of 19th century Venice, is among the most important works of the designer.

Miyake, who also designed costumes for choreographer William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet group in 1991, is also the architect of the black turtlenecks signed by Apple founder Steve Jobs. In addition to its important position in the fashion world, its signature fragrance L’Eau D’Issey is still considered a fragrance icon.


Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 1977. Photo: Noriaki Yokosuka


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