Issey Miyake – Pleats Please Issey Miyake by Taschen

Solidity, light and color dance inside our eyes. Our senses, woken up from the anesthesia of the ordinary, sharpen up, loosing themselves in the tactile depth of the contours. The glaze travels throughout space, seizes the distant echo of the qualities of objects, and reproduces it inside our body through a twist of vision, staticity and movement. While our ear tries to catch the mute language of objects, we taste the odor of new emotions.

Since 20 years the Pleats Please Issey Miyake line accompanies us in a charming perceptive trip, that doesn’t seem to have an end. The unique consistency of those minuscule polyester folds keeps on being a source of continuous amazement, their changing colors an hypnotizing amulet. The universe of shapes is restituted to us through new architectural constructions, decomponed in thousands of facets that exhibit the third dimension. In order to celebrate this textile miracle, Issey Miyake & Taschen have decided to trace the history of Pleats Please through a rich publication curated by Midori Kitamura, presented on the 6th September 2012 in Paris, in the boutique of the brand in Rue Royale. The volume reveals the secrets of the technical revolution of plissé, through a selection of texts and images that illustrate in detail every step of the creative process, from its raw state to the final existence. The cuts and sewings finally clinch the birth of the garment.

Abandoning every rational guide, we enter in the garments diving in the vortex of the creative expression. New vibrations travel restless in our spirit. We cease being bodies, in order to frizz sinuously in a texture of iridescent lines.

  • Issey Miyake – Pleats Please Issey Miyake by Taschen

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    Cecilia Musmeci



    Cecilia Musmeci


    Issey Miyake

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    Giorgiana Ravizza