The miracle of Issey Miyake‘s creations is their incredible lightness, the sense that they have a life of their own when you move and that their movement responds to yours, the dazzling architecture that supports them and the joy they exude. “When I got married,” says a 1970s socialite, “while flying home with my husband, we were upgraded to First. The stewardess had been informed that we were a new couple and was waiting to receive my wedding dress, which she imagined to be monumental. She couldn’t believe her eyes when I showed her, out of a tiny bag, something that looked like a rag that had just been wrung out. Worn, it was just sumptuous.”
He would have liked to be a dancer
Beyond fashion, beyond trends, Issey Miyake has his fans among the great travelers. His “Pleats” pieces weigh only a few grams, roll up into a ball at the bottom of a suitcase and straighten up by themselves when worn, without ever wrinkling or losing their folds. But above all, they feature deep colors, remarkable prints and a style that is always surprising and suits everyone.