Born on April 22, 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan, interior designer Issey Miyake is known for creating an eclecticist premix of Eastern civilization and the fabric engineering of the West. This blend stems from his early exposure to the Western civilization during the World War two American business in Japan, when he was just aged 10. He is noted to be one of the most advanced manner interior designers and the first Asiatic to be celebrated globally as such.
He studied and majored in graphical designing at the Tama Art University in Tokyo. As a pupil he was influenced by Richard Avendon, Hiro and Andy Warhol. He moved to City Of Light in 1964 where he learned haute couture by working as a designing helper for Guy Laroche and Givenchy. He moved to New House Of York and created designings for Geoffrey Beene, until he finally returned to Tokio in 1970 where he founded the Miyake Design Studio. He started to integrate designings with Nipponese elements, such as as the kimono and sashiko coat.
In 1978, he published a book called "East Meets West" - a picturesque aggregation of his top designs. A twelvemonth after, he opened a company in France, followed by another in the States in 1982. In the late 80s, Miyake tried to experimentation with a technique that would let cloths remain permanently pleated yet allow flexibleness for the consumer. This bends out to be one of the most popular lines of Miyake's and is aptly named "Pleats Please". He collaborated with concert dance productions such as as "The Loss of Small Detail" and "Garden in the Setting" for the costumes. He also launched another popular line, A-POC (A Piece of Cloth), which show windows single, ready-to-wear clothes.
In 1992, Miyake's first fragrance, L'eau d'Issey (French for Issey's water) for women was launched. It was succeeded by L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme (for men) in 1994. In 1999 he temporarily turned over his aggregation to work associate Naoki Takizawa to re-focus on research. In 2004 he introduced yet another perfume, L'eau Bleue d'Issey Pour Homme, but production was recently cut off because of low sales.
Miyake received numerous acknowledgments for his originative ingenuity. In 2001 he was awarded by Toronto for being a human race leader in advanced fashion. Then, he won the Humanistic Discipline and Doctrine Prize in Kyoto in 2006. He was also featured in an exhibit hosted by the Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Museum in Greater Greater London entitled "What is Group Fashion".
Today, Issey Miyake have yet another new line of aroma in the market, L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense and have respective supplies in Tokyo, Paris, London and New York, where his flagship shop in Tribeca show windows his complete collection. Aside from clothes and perfume, his label also have hose and place furnishings, a cogent evidence that Issey Miyake makes not restrict himself to the niche of a manner designer, but also imparts himself to life and art.