The work of iconic Japanese Designer Issey Miyake is being honored in a new exhibition, which opened today in Tokyo’s National Art Center. MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The work of Miyake Issey chronicles the pleat masters’ 45-year-long career, beginning when he launched in 1970 and laid the early framework for a legacy of futuristic fashions.
Designed with three rooms—each space representing a different stage in Miyake’s career—the exhibition features a selection of archival pieces, while also showcasing Miyake’s signature processes through interactive videos and a functional pleat-making machine.
The first space centers on Miyake’s debut 1970 collection with a row of paper-cut mannequins wearing Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix prints; the second focuses on Miyake’s graphic work during the early ’80s, featuring garments dressed on clear plastic figures; the last highlights his avant-garde pieces created more for museums than accessible, everyday wear.
Complete with a mouthwatering gift shop for adorable masking tape and pleated sushi, Tokyo’s Miyake exhibition is one worth flying for. Book your tickets now, since the stunning spectacle runs through June 13. But until then, appease your interests with its official trailer, below: