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Issey Miyake: Making Things

Start Date 13 October 1998
End Date 28 February 1999
Venue Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
Location Paris, France
Curator Issey Miyake
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins
Exhibition display of moving garments suspended in air, and displayed on floor

Calling himself as a “clothing designer” rather than using the French term “styliste de mode”, and thereby reaffirming that form, function and beauty are one, Issey Miyake is first and foremost the originator of an unparalleled design that lies at the intersection of all media, practices and approaches.

Making Things explores in particularly close detail this new approach to clothing, in which imagination and comfort go hand in hand with the most innovative technology. Wedding beauty and function, Issey Miyake’s highly sophisticated compositions match form and texture to create a fundamental design that takes on a new dimension which foreshadows the twenty-first century.

Images courtesy of The Miyake Issey Foundation. Picture © Raymond Meier.