From 16 March to 13 June 2016, the National Art Center in Tokyo will play host to the Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Isseyan exhibition entirely devoted to the international renowned designer, whose illustrious career spanned 45 years, from 1970 to present. It all began in 1960 when Miyake, then a student in the graphic design department at Tama Art University, sent a letter to the World Design Conference, addressing the absence of clothing design in the event. It was apparent that even then, Miyake believed that clothing is not merely "fashion", but a form of design that is interconnected to our lives on a much more universal level.

 

Miyake is known for his work which explores the relationship between a piece of cloth and the body, one that sees no restriction in boundaries. Thus, innovation, along with comfort, has always been a core component in his designs, as he persistently researches new methodologies and possibilities for making clothes. Discover Miyake's ideas on the art of creation and his approach to design at the exhibition, while getting a glimpse of his explorations of profound creative possibilities in the future.

 

Here's a preview of what's in store at the Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey:

The Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey will run from 16 March to 13 June 2016 at the National Art Center, Tokyo.