這本三宅一生專書，不僅邀請到他好朋友Yuriko Takagi操刀攝影，還有無印良品創意總監Kazuko Koike小池一子親筆整理三宅一生的年表，以及從未公開的故事，能更進一步了解這位跨足香水設計了一生之水（L'Eau D'Issey）成為經典的大師之所以為大師的初衷。
Lyrical life-wear: The ultimate Issey Miyake monographIn 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. With a unique fusion of poetry and practicality, his creations blur the boundaries between ancient Japanese lore, abstract art, modern technology, and everyday function.This definitive history of Miyake s clothes coincides with a major exhibit at The National Art Center, Tokyo and offers unparalleled insight into the designer s vision and daring.
It looks at the texture-driven originality of Miyake s materials and techniques from the very earliest days of his career, before he had even established the world-renowned Miyake Design Studio. Tracing his progression through the wrapped garments of the 1980s, the Pleats Please pieces, and such practical, every-day designs as Steve Jobs famous turtleneck uniform, one discovers a compelling monument to Miyake s singular blend of tradition, futurism, and function which remains highly wearable, while forever defying predictability.Stunning photographs from Miyake s friend and contemporary Yuriko Takagi capture the clothes in their particular quotidien originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland.
In her far-reaching essay, meanwhile, leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike offers both a complete chronology of Miyake s work, and an unprecedented personal profile, looking at the ambition and inspirations that have driven his mesmerizing repertoire from tender teenage years. A must-have for designers, students and fashion devotees, this is a timeless tribute to one of the most innovative makers of our age.The exhibition MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey will run from Wednesday, March 16 to Monday, June 13, 2016 at the National Art Center, Tokyo.Text in English and Japanese"