|Issey Miyake: Pleats Please (Picture by Francis Giacobetti)|
His collection was called ‘Pleats Please’ made out of high quality tricot knit (100% polyester: only fabric that keep the pleats in shape). His pressing machine allowed him to play with pleats designs to different effects. His clothes were intended to be practical and easy to wear, mainly solid colours. If you are interested in his creative journey, a Pleats Please has been launched to celebrate his creative journey.
I have been given a copy by Taschen which I’m devouring right now.
|Midori Kitamura: Pleats Please Issey Miyake|
Chapter 2 is specially intriguing for me: It goes on a journey on how to create the right fabric, taking in consideration it’s functionality into the future. The manufacturing process of the final product from the concept reflects the bridge from designers ideas to viable business.
His pleats are so delicate and exquisite. Unfortunately not something we can replicate at home. We have our own home sewing pleats queen. If you are inspired to sew some yourself, check out Julia Bobbin’s pleats tutorial.