Issey Miyake (b. 1938) left Toyko in 1964 and headed to Paris and a career in fashion. He worked for Guy Laroche and then for Givenchy in the late 1960s. In…
Issey Miyake, 1983. Dark gray cotton and wool. Emblematic of Miyake's cross-cultural confluence, this ensemble exhibits the raw color and craftsmanship of African mud cloth style resist patterns, yet champions the Turkish trousers, sash belt, and sleeveless bodice of Eastern European regional costume.