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Vintage Issey Miyake Knitted Wool Coat / Cardigan 1970s

Vintage Issey Miyake Knitted Wool Coat / Cardigan 1970s

Product Code: VIM 34
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Detail: Vintage Issey Miyake wool knitted coat / cardigan with gorgeous geometric woven pattern. No fastening. Chunky fringe trim to shoulder seams and hemline. Pockets to hip sides. Unlined. Lovely chunky winter weight. Superb condition for its age! Rare and very collectable.

Period: Late 1970s

Condition: Excellent

Sizing: Extra Small / Small. UK8-10. Shoulders seam to seam 16". Bust 38". Waist 36". Hips 36". Length 35". Sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff 25"

Colour: Grey, Blue

Fabric: 100% Wool

Origin: Japan

Care: Dry Clean 

More Information

Born in 1938, Issey Miyake witnessed and survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Upon graduating in graphic design in 1964, he worked in Paris and New York before returning to Tokyo to open his own design studio in 1970. Towards the end of the 1980s, Miyake started to experiment with fabric pleating techniques that allowed for ease of movement, as well as ease of care. Garments were produced and then heat sealed in a press. In 1999, Miyake transferred the design of his collections to Naoki Takizawa, so that he could concentrate on full-time research projects. As of 2012, he is one of the co-Directors of “21 21 Design Sight”, Japan’s first design museum. Vintage Issey Miyake Knitted Wool Coat 1970s.

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