Designer Issey Miyake Japanese
Design House Miyake Design Studio Japanese

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In a characteristic exploitation of the shape-holding possibilities of a novel textile, Issey Miyake introduces a blisterlike oval to the derrière of a simple chemise dress. The geometric form recalls the bustles of the late nineteenth century, but in its high-tech and minimalist rendering, it conforms to the avant-gardist rather than historicist sensibility that informs the designer's oeuvre.

Dress, Issey Miyake (Japanese, 1938–2022), synthetic, Japanese

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