In the 1980s, Issey Miyake began to experiment with new methods of pleating that allow both flexibility of movement as well as ease of care and production. This resulted in a new technique called garment pleating in 1993's Pleats Please in which the garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated. The fabric's 'memory' holds the pleats and when the garments are liberated from their paper cocoon, they are ready-to…

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In the 1980s, Issey Miyake began to experiment with new methods of pleating that allow both flexibility of movement as well as ease of care and production. This resulted in a new technique called garment pleating in 1993's Pleats Please in which the garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated. The fabric's 'memory' holds the pleats and when the garments are liberated from their paper cocoon, they are ready-to…


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Herb Ritts, Wrapped Torso, Los Angeles, 1989. #photography #fashion http://www.artandantiquesmag.com/category/photography/

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1989. American Vogue. Outfit by Issey Miyake. Photo by Irving Penn (B1917 – D2009)

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The Brilliance of Issey Miyake: A Retrospective | The Rosenrot | For The Love of Avant-Garde Fashion

The Brilliance of Issey Miyake: A Retrospective

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Evening dress | Issey Miyake (Japanese, born 1938) |  Design House: Miyake Design Studio (Japanese) | Date: fall/winter 1992–93 | Culture: Japanese

Evening dress | Issey Miyake (Japanese, born 1938) | Design House: Miyake Design Studio (Japanese) | Date: fall/winter 1992–93 | Culture: Japanese

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