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Vintage Issey Miyake knitted black Wool Skirt / Trousers 1980s SOLD

Vintage Issey Miyake knitted black Wool Skirt / Trousers 1980s SOLD

Product Code: VIS07
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Detail: Wonderfully inventive vintage Issey Miyake black asymmetrical knitted cocoon skirt from the mid 1980s; can also be worn as trousers. Elasticated waistline. Unlined. Rare and very collectable. Superb quality!

Period: Mid 1980s

Condition: Near Perfect / Mint.  Vintage Condition Guide

Sizing: UK8-UK12. Waist 24 inches unstretched - upto 30 inches. Length 40 inches at longest pointsSize Conversion Chart

Colour: Black

Fabric: Wool and Alpaca

Origin: Japan

Care: Dry Clean

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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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