Issey Miyake SS16 Press DayThursday, 17 December 2015
Last month I have attended the Issey Miyake SS16 Press Day. I must say that I have had an amazing time looking at their new collection.
In November 2015, they have released a series of products featuring motifs of works by Ikko Tanaka, a renowned graphic designer who had a major impact on the history of design around the world.
Ikko Tanaka and Issey Miyake met in the 1960s and maintaining a deep connection and an enduring friendship. It is with respect to Tanaka's works and a gratitude to subsequent ideas that led to the birth of the Ikko Tanaka series.
Three works out of Tanaka's many masterpieces were selected as motifs: Nihon Buyo (1981), The 200th anniversary of Sharaku (1995), and Variations of Bold Symbols (1992).
At this first release of the series, special clothing that communicates an opportunity for people to bond in the setting of a modern tea ceremony are proposed.
Ikko Tanaka developed radical ideas to create fresh works drawn by hand in an age without computers. This series shines a light and opens up a pathway to the future.