Detail: Vintage Issey Miyake belted shirt jacket in soft suede from the very early 1980s. Gorgeous burnt red colour. Wonderfully tailored throughout. This piece is lightweight and extremely soft. Small pleat to reverse. Dropped shoulder seams. Full button fastening to front and single button fastening to sleeve cuffs. Pockets to side. Lined in satin. Outstanding condition. Rare and very collectable.
Period: Early 1980s
Condition: Excellent. Two small areas have been expertly restored and thus are not noticeable. Vintage Condition Guide
Sizing: UK10-UK12. Bust upto 38 inches. Waist upto 36 inches. Shoulder seam to seam 21 inches. Sleeve from shoulder seam to cuff 19. Length from neck to hem 32 inches. Size Conversion Chart
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.
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