Designer Issey Miyake Japanese

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Issey Miyake launched his Pleats Please line in 1993. To create the line, he used a patented process called "garment pleating" that involves pleating clothes rather than textiles. The process entails constructing garments at two or three times their intended size, then precisely folding, ironing, and lacing the sewn ensembles, sandwiched between paper, into a heat press. The finished garments are permanently pleated and can be washed and dried without losing shape. This A-line dress and trouser ensemble cut with a curved, pointed hem at front and back represents Miyake's ongoing interest in the sculptural and dynamic possibilities of cloth.

Ensemble, Issey Miyake (Japanese, 1938–2022), polyester, Japanese

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