Issey Miyake Designer History:
Style and fashion designer Issey Miyake was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1938. After his studies in graphic design at the Tama Art University in Tokyo he went on and continued his learning in fashion design at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. When completing his higher education he labored in Paris and New York City. In the 1970 he decides to go back to Tokyo and there he starts the Miyake Design Studio. Through the 1970s, his creations were mainly conceptual while he explored a huge range of methods, several including age-old Japanese practices. However it had been in the 1980s that he set his recognition between the crowds. By utilizing natural fibers and alternative fabrics, meticulously explored at the Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo, his creative styles grew to become greatly successful.
In 2006 Issey was awarded the Arts and Philosophy Kyoto Prize. His conceptual and creative styles impacted not just the universe of fashion, but even that of sports. He created the pleated coats for the Lithuanian team for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Issey Miyake Fragrance History:
The Miyake fragrance collection features the famous gentle floral aquatic L'eau d'Issey perfume for women, released in 1992 followed by the men’s counterpart L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme two years later. Later on in June 2007 a new Issey Miyake men's cologne, L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense, was presented in the United States. Issey Miyake perfumes and colognes are developed in a long-term contract by a section of Shiseido the Beaute Prestige International that additionally creates fragrances for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez.