tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE relaunches as ISSEY MIYAKE

On September 1, 2017, tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE will relaunch as ISSEY MIYAKE. As the US Flagship store, ISSEY MIYAKE will continue to serve as the most comprehensive resource for ISSEY MIYAKE brands in the US.

ABOUT ISSEY MIYAKE

The ISSEY MIYAKE store located in TriBeCa, is the US flagship featuring all ISSEY MIYAKE collections - ISSEY MIYAKE, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, HaaT, CAULIFLOWER, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE,132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE, and HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE.

Set against the backdrop of a landmarked cast-iron building in TriBeCa, ISSEY MIYAKE features a titanium intervention by Frank Gehry that winds its way throughout the space. <

ISSEY MIYAKE is a place in which to experience the thrill of new discoveries and the process of making clothes; a place for new talent, the unexpected, and the excitement that lies within the power of creation. In addition to its primary function as retail store, ISSEY MIYAKE often hosts up-and-coming and established artists, as well as lectures and performances. The space has already featured artists such as Azuma Makoto, Yazmany Arboleda, Ian Wright, Kimiko Yoshida, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, event by Performa, and a lecture by designer Yves Béhar.




HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Launch of the SPRING Series

On Dec 8th 2016, ISSEY MIYAKE launched the new SPRING. Series by HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE. This special evening event was co-hosted by ESSENTIAL HOMME Magazine, as guests were first introduced to the special collection inspired by traditional Japanese Shunga artwork. Please see photos from the event here.




HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SERIES

A special HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE series will launch in December 2016, focusing on “Shunga” which is a genre of Ukiyo-e artwork which achieved popularity as a form of entertainment during the Edo Period in Japan. Everywhere in the world, since the dawn of time, there have been many art works dealing with lust and passion between sexes. The art of Shunga is no exception and is infinitely familiar to art enthusiasts across the globe. It is this dynamism of life, driven by a sense of humor and the power of everyday eroticism, that ordinary people of the time embodied - in addition to their intelligent and urbane way of living - which HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE recognizes in Shunga that led to the development of this special series.




ISSEY MIYAKE CATCH THE COLOR HOLIDAY 2016

“CATCH THE COLOR” is the theme of the 2016 holiday season, and with it, ISSEY MIYAKE is launching a limited series of bags and a special website,
Access this special site from your smartphone and move your device around. Visuals and sounds are generated in response to the position of the sun and moon. You can produce a unique color that only you have found just by being in a specific moment and place. When you access from your PC, you can enjoy a collection of special colors that people all over the world have generated using their smartphones.






NY Textile Month at ISSEY MIYAKE

This September, ISSEY MIYAKE will celebrate Lidewij Edelkoort’s New York Textile Month with special installations featuring our innovative fabric technologies.

On Display Sept 6-26

ISSEY MIYAKE is always a place in which to experience the thrill of new discoveries and the process of making clothes, always unexpected. During the month of September, the store will feature special “3D Steam Stretch” installations. This is an innovative textile technology developed by ISSEY MIYAKE, born from the tradition of PLEATS and A-POC. It starts with a single piece of cloth into which “creases” have been incorporated using heat-reactive thread, and a finely detailed design process. By the simple application of steam to the cloth, the fabric that is at first flat instantly transforms to take on a 3D form with countless surfaces, following the contours of the designed creases.




TASCHEN Releases New ISSEY MIYAKE Book

On May 12, 2016, the flagship ISSEY MIYAKE boutique was proud to host the US launch of TASCHEN's new ISSEY MIYAKE collector's edition book.

The ultimate Issey Miyake monograph

In 1983, Japanese designer Issey Miyake told The New Yorker that he aspired “to forge ahead, to break the mold”. With the boundary-defying fashion lines that followed, he not only broke molds, but recast clothing altogether. This TASCHEN Collector’s Edition, initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, coincides with a major exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo to offer an expert history of Issey Miyake design. Presented in an original MIYAKE-designed book bag, the book traces Miyake’s texture-driven originality from the earliest days of his career, when he first expressed his commitment to clothing as a field for enduring design rather than changing fashions. Through clothes based on A Piece of Cloth concept, Body Series of the 1980s, Miyake Pleats series, and such practical, every-day designs as Pleats Please pieces, Kitamura draws on more than 40 years of collaborative work with Miyake to create an encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations.

See photos from the event

See Inside Book






IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE

2016 Special Artist Series by Ikko Tanaka - the renowned graphic designer who had a major impact on the history of design around the world. Ikko Tanaka and Issey Miyake met in the 1960s and maintained a deep connection and enduring friendship. It is with respect to Tanaka’s works and a gratitude to subsequent ideas that led to the birth of this series. Three works out of Tanaka’s many masterpieces were selected as motifs: Nihon Buyo (1981), The 200th anniversary of Sharaku (1995), and Variations of Bold Symbols (1992). Existing examples of the original works were considered, and their size and colors were faithfully replicated in the production of this series. But the objective was not to use these works simply as motifs; rather, that vibrant clothing full of energy should be created to intensify the vision of Tanaka’s work by the wearing a three-dimensional format. Thus, the movement of the wearer breathes new life into the graphics presented in the form of the original works without cutting or trimming.

Special Site








PLEATS PLEASE ANIMALS

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE introduces the new visual series ‘ANIMALS,’ following the 20th anniversary visual series, which has received accolades such as the gold prize in the design category at the 92nd New York Art Directors Club awards, and last year’s PLEATS PLEASE "FLOWERS." The new series features a richly expressive range of animals including pandas, cats, horses and other animals created from unique PLEATS PLEASE fabric.

PLEATS PLEASE is considered a fabric with unlimited potential. Following on from last year’s FLOWERS series, this year’s series features another group we humans share our planet with: animals. This new series encapsulates our concerns for the ecosystem of animals and the environment in general. What is more, the ANIMALS series expresses our desire to craft items that are not necessarily rooted in logic, but rather, simply delightful, like the first time you discovered PLEATS PLEASE.

Graphic Designer Taku Satoh

View More PLEATS PLEASE ANIMALS Here.



PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE AW14 Visual Campaign "FLOWERS"

This is the PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE AW14 Visual Campaign "FLOWERS"
Graphic Design & Art Direction by Taku Satoh.
'FLOWERS' has just won the Golden Design Prize at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in 2015.

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE AW14 Visual Campaign "FLOWERS" Video



February 26th, 2015 - ISSEY MIYAKE launches - CITY BLOSSOM

Introducing the newest edition of ISSEY MIYAKE L'Eau d'Issey - The signature new spring fragrance City Blossom is life in bloom.

When winter is drawing away and spring approaching, nature reasserts itself, even in the city.

In order to underline the poetry and fleeting beauty of this new fragrance, and to ensure that the subtlety of this ode to spring is visual as well as aromatic, Issey Miyake invited a young French visual street artist, Mademoiselle Maurice, to produce an ephemeral work that would represent joy and poetry. Through her interpretation of the L’Eau d'Issey advertising campaign, the iconic bottle and its box, the visual identity of City Blossom was born, the same way a chrysalis that has become a butterfly prepares itself to swirl around in the lights and tumult of the city...

Falsely vulnerable. Truly desirable. Totally evasive.

To launch the limited-edition fragrance, Mademoiselle Maurice has created live artist installations in ISSEY MIYAKE boutiques in London, Paris, Tokyo... now NYC.




HUES OF RED at ISSEY MIYAKE
October 25, 2013

On October 25th 2013, ISSEY MIYAKE celebrated the Autumn Winter 2013 season with a "Hues of Red" themed event. Guests were invited to "Wear Their Red" as they shopped the fall collections and experienced a vivid red installation throughout the boutique. The A-POC Cityscape denim series, created using aerial maps of New York, Paris and Tokyo, was turned into a living map as attendees located and marked their place on the wall. Guests also enjoyed a signature red lipstick from Shiseido, mini choux from Lady M Cake Boutique, and specialty red cocktails by Mizu Shochu.


AOMORI UNIVERSITY MEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAM in HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE
SPECIAL ISSEY MIYAKE EVENT - TOKYO
July 18th, 2013

In July 2013, the "Aomori University Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team" gave a performance in the Yoyogi National Stadium's Second Gymnasium. The event, entitled "Flying Bodies, Soaring Spirits" was planned and produced by Issey Miyake with renowned director/choreographer Daniel Ezralow. The gymnasts celebrated not only the wonders of nature using water, which unites the earth and all life upon it, as the motif, but also the energy of hope. The energetic gymnastics performance and emotional dance performance were both received with wild applause.


ISSEY MIYAKE and ARTEMIDE Introduce IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE
May 17th, 2013

On May 17th, ISSEY MIYAKE and ARTEMIDE celebrated the launch of IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE, "A Sculpture of Shadow and Light." IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was born from a collaboration with Artemide, marrying their lighting expertise with the Reality Lab.'s innovative approach to material and design. The lamps, made out of recycled PET bottles, are unique in that they fold and stand without the use of structural support. The unique forms of the lamps were inspired by the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection, which uses a mathematical algorithm to transform recycled materials into meticulously-crafted pieces of work. As the Reality Lab. team explored 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE'S potential in areas beyond clothing, they realized there was a natural extension of the process to be found in lighting products.


PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE by TASCHEN
November 28, 2012

On November 28th 2012, ISSEY MIYAKE and TASCHEN celebrated the publication of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE by TASCHEN, held at ISSEY MIYAKE. The event featured a special installation of the Guest Artist Series from PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE in the late 1990s, with pieces by Yasumasa Morimura, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tim Hawkinson, and Cai Guo-Qiang on display. Guests also were the first to experience ISSEY MIYAKE's newest fragrance, PLEATS PLEASE.


SYMBIOSISO: VOXEL ART FEATURE – Surface Magazine
APRIL 4 – 28, 2012

On April 4th 2012, ISSEY MIYAKE held an opening party in collaboration with Surface Magazine for the unveiling of SymbiosisO: Voxel, an interactive textile installation by technologists and media artists Eszter Ozsvald, Kart Ojavee, and Alex Dodge.

Dyed with thermochromic (heat activated) inks and combined with invisible embedded electronics, the textile installation was designed to change its color and create temporary patterns dependent on two different stimuli: the touch of a human hand that leaves a highlighted, momentary imprint on the fabric, or a mobile, web-based interface that allows spectators to design their own running animations on the textile.

Guests enjoyed customized mini choux by Lady M Confections, White Pike Whiskey cocktails, and music by DJ Keiichiro. Everyone had the opportunity to enter a raffle to win an "O" watch by ISSEY MIYAKE.


GRIMANESA AMORÓS ART FEATURE
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 - JANUARY 14, 2012

During the 2011 holiday season, ISSEY MIYAKE presented Uros by Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós, a lighting sculpture installation from her series of works encapsulating the natural elegance of sea foam and totora reeds used for building the floating Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. The sequence of lights designed to accompany the sculpture vastly extended its presence in the boutique interior without additional physical materials.


10 YEARS OF ISSEY MIYAKE
NOVEMBER 3, 2011

On November 3rd 2011 ISSEY MIYAKE marked its 10-year anniversary with a celebration in the store. Guests enjoyed a preview of the spring 2012 collection with new womenswear designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae.

Exclusive items from each collection – ISSEY MIYAKE, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, HaaT, CAULIFLOWER, and BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE – were featured for the 10-year celebration. Lady M customized special silver mini choux, modeled after the titanium Frank Gehry sculpture that winds its way through the store. A warm thank you to everyone who attended and made the evening so memorable for all of us. We are looking forward to another successful decade in ISSEY MIYAKE!