Pronunciation: E-say Me-ya-kay
Art, nature, and technology are the inspirations behind influential Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s line of clothing. He past collections included updated versions of traditional Japanese clothing like kimonos and sashiko coats and “Pleats Please” dresses printed with works by Miyake’s favorite contemporary artists. As one first Asian designers to gain global prominence, he lead the way for other major Asian designers like, Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo, to become global fashion powerhouses. From a fashion perspective, his pieces are more like works of art than ready-to-wear, and most of his couture pieces are considered collectors items.