We have released the second volume of the IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE collection featuring motifs from the works of Ikko Tanaka, a renowned graphic designer.
Letters are at the heart of Ikko Tanaka's design. In this series they are expressed in drips, flows, and the blurred traces of ink. Buto Kaden #2, which pays homage to traditional calligraphy and Suibokuga (ink painting) and was also used as an expression in a poster, beautifully sublimates Japanese expression as modern design. It fuses the playfulness and joy of seeing traces of ink left from forceful brush strokes, synonymous with the strong and vivid world of graphic design.
【Face】Series The face motif is one of Tanaka's representative themes, making numerous appearances throughout his early to later works. This Face series, created in '90s, comprises extremely simple blocks of color. The subtle curves added to the straight lines construct faces. Coupled with colors reminiscent of Kasanenoirome (combination of colors created by the layering of garments) passed down from the Heian era of the 8th to 12th centuries, they create a highly original and bold graphic expression.
** Special Website **
A fun special site that introduces information on the IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE series and the design of its various products has been launched.
【BRUSH SQUARE】 A parka, tunic, and sarouel pants featuring a printed hand-drawn grid pattern. These items can be coordinated with the new Monthly Color Series of February or the BASICS in a wide range of styles.
【MIRAGE】 A new series with random striped patterns. These are playful items with floral patterns that come into and disappear from view as the random striped patterns shift. The new type of flat pouch can also be used as a clutch or as a bag in bag.
【FLAT ZIP DRESS】 The FLAT ZIP DRESS series, accented with bold zippers, lets you enjoy expressive styling that can be varied by opening and closing the zippers. The glossy fabric drapes well, producing an elegant style.
On January 6 (Fri), the new SPRING SUMMER 2017 season will commence.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE will commence on January 4 (Wed).
【MONTHLY COLOR JANUARY】 The Monthly Color Series welcomes new colors that evoke springtime. The addition of new wide-silhouetted short pants and a stand-up collar shirt further expand the range of coordination possibilities.
【PLEATS BOTTOM】 The new type of wide pants is inspired from the hakama, or traditional Japanese high-waist pants. It is characterized by an expressive silhouette that changes according to the movement of the body. For photos and details about items, please click the following link.
【LUCENT】 These bags assume different looks by changing their shape each time new items are placed in them. Starting from this season, the lineup will see the addition of flat pouches that can be used as a bag-in-bag.
【FLAT TUCK】 A new series, the FLAT TUCK series, features the use of a three-dimensional tuck weave. The 3D tuck, produced on looms improved for 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE, is characterized by a light fabric and strong horizontal tension of the grain of the fabric. These clothing items designed on a plane change into plastic forms when worn, producing a new silhouette style.