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Issey Miyake – a conceptual fashion designer for the many

By Noorin Khamisani, Lecturer in Fashion and Textile Design, University of Portsmouth
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Designer Issey Miyake has died aged 84, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion world. He was celebrated for clothing that responded to the body in movement and which was conceptual in design but also completely appropriate for the everyday. His garments were often based on simple geometric shapes made in finely pleated fabrics that resulted in new and unexpected silhouettes.

Miyake stood out from the fashion crowd in several ways. For a global audience,…The Conversation


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