7-1 DISCUSSION: ISSEY MIYAKE

Designer Issey Miyake is best known for his technology-driven designs. He was a radical designer, but he was enormously successful. During the 1980s, Miyake developed many new innovative materials and garment forms that he used in his designs. For example, he created the “Pleats Please” collection where the fabric was fed through a machine and heat pressed between two sheets of paper to create the final pleated look. Discuss one of Miyake’s other radical designs that made him a key player in the fashion world.