issey miyake

c.2000s Issey Miyake "Fete" Pleat Tunic or Mini

The Fete label was produced between 2002 and 2009 making this from somewhere in between (note that this is taken fromt he corporate history on the Miyake website - its is oft reported elsewhere that the Fete line starts in 2004 but the time line on the website says 2002). Just in case you’d like to know how they were made, it involves heat-treating polyester jersey to permanently retain washboard rows of horizontal, vertical or diagonal knife-edge pleats. The fabrics are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated. The fabric’s ‘memory’ holds the pleats after the garments are liberated from their paper cocoons. This is a great example of that and can be worn as a micro mini (if you dare) or a tunic. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Unlined and slips on. Note that this has incredible amount of play and movement so the measurements provided are of the garment lying flat and with reasonable stretch.

Sleeves: 22"
Bust: 14-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist:14-20 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 14-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" - 31" from shoulder to shortest and longest  points of hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD1872

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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