Issey Miyake debuts the first instalment of their partnership with Tadanori Yokoo
TEAMING up with Tadanori Yokoo, Issey Miyake have unveiled a partnership that merges fashion with art. The Japanese artist is widely recognised across the globe for his bold graphic designs that blur the lines of traditional design.
The creative genius transitioned into luxury fashion with A-POC, a concept that stands for A Piece of Cloth, which was founded in 1981, where he and his team reimagined the process of manufacturing clothes by completing the design process while the fabric is still being made from a thread.
A fan of the brand, Tadanori Yokoo has been the face behind the Paris fashion week invitations for Issey Miyake since 1977 and now is coming together to create an array of truly unique items for the brand. Titled, Tadanori Yokoo Issey Miyake, the vibrance and fun of his paintings with the joy of wearing Issey Miyake are coming together, starting with the release of blousons – exclusive to the UK.
Through the reconstruction of a single piece of cloth to create a timeless shirt, the fabric has become Yokoo’s canvas. Using his work on the back, eight of his pieces are woven with seven colours of thread to create clothes that not only will last a lifetime, but are truly one of a kind.
by Imogen Clark
Only available at Issey Miyake, 10 Brook Street, London W1