issey miyake

Early 1990s Issey Miyake Graphic Gray & White Elaborately Pleated Midi Skirt

The pleating technique that Issey Miyake was to become famous for was begun in pieces produced during the 1980s. They soon became his signature and an integral part of his brand. Part of the incentive behind using pleats in this manner was to give his clothes a sense of ease. He wanted his clothing to have freedom in the way that they moved and for him it was always about the shape of the body rather then the shape of the clothes. That is why the best of his pieces only come to life when they are on and moving along with your own movements. This is a beautiful and earlier piece of his work and the tag style dates it the early 1990s. It has an elastic waist and the skirt falls to about midi length with the hem falling at various lengths once on so that some parts hang slightly longer. The fabric is completely pleated and has a wide blue toned grey stripe worked through it. The stripes have been laid out in different directions and there are also panels worked into the skirt that are set on a curve. This creates amazing movement once it is on. I love how the stripes work together and contrast against the pleating. There is a very generous amount of fabric in the skirt and I would bet that if the skirt was laid out flat and it was un-pleated it would be a full circle skirt. It is fantastic. Excellent condition

Unlined and has elastic at the waist. Tagged a size Small. The easy cut should fit a range of sizes.

Elastic waist: 11-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Skirt: 34" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# S912

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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