Issey Miyake

The Ordinary That Surprises

Graphis #280 Jul/Aug 1992

Since 1971 he has presented his own collections around the world. This makes him a professional fashion designer, but what he has done outside therealm of fashion makes him a designer in a broader sense of the word. Most people call Issey Miyake an artist, and some call him a genius. I've met him and I would avoid labels altogether, especially those that connote uniqueness. More than anything else, he wants to be perceived as ordinary.