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Vintage Issey Miyake Hand Woven 'rideau de théâtre' Coat - Early 1980s

Vintage Issey Miyake Hand Woven 'rideau de théâtre' Coat - Early 1980s

Product Code: VIS17
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Detail: Vintage Issey Miyake early 1980s 'Theatre Curtain' coat, intricately constructed from black and cream hand woven wool that emulates the Japanese technique of shibori dyeing. Featuring a shawl collar that extends to form gathered pockets on either side. Leather cord runs through the waist of the coat and pockets. Tighten the leather cord to sculpt the shape of the front silhouette; reminiscent of threatre curtains. Single button fastening. The coat is three quarter lined in black wool to the main body. The sleeves are fully lined in thick satin. Exquisite condition for its age! Rare and very collectable.

Period: Very early 1980s

Condition: Excellent

Sizing: UK10-12. Shoulders seam to seam 16". Bust 40". Waist 38" when waist cord is full relaxed. Hips 42". Length from top of collar to hem 47". Sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff 21"

Colour: Black & Cream

Fabric: 100% Wool, Lining 100% wool, sleeves lined in satin

Origin: Japan

Care: Dry Clean

More Information

Issey Miyake and his design team have been experimenting with and refining their pleating technique since 1988. The groundbreaking method - by which pleats are applied after the fabric is cut and sewn - is a revolutionary departure from traditional process. The first examples were presented in the ISSEY MIYAKE Spring/Summer 1989 collection. Since that time, the process has been refined and expanded to include basic items such as t-shirts. In 1993, the culmination of Miyake’s research, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, made its debut as elegant yet versatile clothing that offered its wearer both comfort as well beauty. The clothing is easy to care for, store, and travel with; and offers a choice of colors, patterns and shapes that make full use of the lightweight polyester knitted fabric. PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE is a premier example of “clothing as a product,” something that responds to the evolving needs of a demanding lifestyle and continues to please and delight its wearers. Vintage Issey Miyake Hand Woven 'rideau de théâtre' Coat - Early 1980s

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