Born in Hiroshima, Issey Miyake first discovered his love for design on the ‘to Create and to Go’ bridges; a poignant juncture where he understood how design had the ability to incite a powerful emotional response. After finishing his graphic design studies at Tama Art University, Miyake went on to work in fashion houses in Paris and New York before returning to Japan and establishing the Miyake Design Studio in 1970. The design studio was preoccupied with innovative processes that combined traditional handcrafts with cutting-edge technology. Based on the concept of “one piece of cloth,” Miyake’s collections explore the fundamental relationship between the body and the cloth that envelopes it. His relentless experimentation and tenacious approach to creation has pushed both the tradition and evolution of design in ready-to-wear. His collections consider the body’s form and movement; developing soft structural pieces that are curious, directional and dynamic.