Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Issey Miyake's Berets

Issey Miyake ( 1938) is a Japanese fashion designer. He is known for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions and fragrances. 
He studied graphic design at the Tama Art University in Tokyo, graduating in 1964. After graduation, he worked in Paris and New York City. Returning to Tokyo in 1970, he founded the Miyake Design Studio, a high-end producer of women's fashion. As of 2012, he is one of the co-Directors of 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, Japan's first design museum.
The beret jacket pictured here is an early 1990's Issey Miyake unique jacket adorned with strategically placed black and red beret hats. Fashioned of wool with geometric motif placement of hats. Hip pockets hidden by the berets. 
A longer version (seen in gray) is part of The Costume Institute's permanent collection.

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