Fashion Designer Issey Miyake Dies at 84

Fashion Designer Issey Miyake Dies at 84

Miyake set up his own studio in the 1970s and released his first collection of menswear. In the following decade, he established a firm foothold in the fashion world when he reinvented the Fortuny pleat. His garments were cut, sewn and pressed in a way that would keep the pleats crisp while allowing flexibility of movement, and as result, the iconic Pleats, Please line was born.

His unique, technically brilliant designs—which blended loose, Japanese silhouettes with revolutionary pleating and geometrically inclined shapes—were internationally recognised. The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs famously became a fan of his black turtleneck design.

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