My coverage on the opening of "The Work of Issey Miyake", now showing at The National Art Center in Tokyo. Check out my article that was published under Fashion News on www.savvytokyo.com, You do NOT want to miss this exhibition.
The National Art Center, Tokyo is now showing a comprehensive design exhibit on the works of Issey Miyake. Ten years in the making, the long-awaited exhibit showcases over four decades of Miyake’s innovative and futuristic designs. Radiating creativity and inspiration, the retrospective will capture the imaginations of everyone, not just fashion and design aficionados, and be a memorable sensory experience for adults and children.
The entirety of the exhibition is devoted to articulating Miyake’s advanced approach to design and methodologies, as well as stimulating viewer’s creativity. Separated into three different rooms, we are taken behind the scenes of the designer’s “new realities,” his process of testing new methods of fabric production, and his ingenious system of creating garments from one continuous piece of cloth.
The opening series consists of a singular row of Miyake’s earliest work, showcasing his play with materials and cultural references. We are chronologically taken through initial design philosophies and Miyake’s focus on freedom, space-to-body elements, and how the human body transforms clothing. Styles in this long, narrow room include a one-piece linen jumpsuit and the designer’s famous second-skin, tattoo-motif sheer romper.