ISSEY MIYAKE, "La SOURCE" Ingres Painting combined with "Fortuny" Pleating This is a classic COLUMN Dress that can be worn as a JumperScooped Neckline and Sleeveless
Issey Miyake (winner of the Kyoto Art and Philosophy prize and Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture) invited four artists to collaborate in the preparation of prints for his Collection. One of the chosen artists was Yasumasa Morimura, known for his multimedia images that appropriate and transform representations of classical ern art. In the Column Dress Shown here he has melded a silkscreen of La Source, by French painter Jean-Auguste Ingres, with an inverted color photograph that he took himself. The result is a mix of contrasting images; woman and man, East and , the dressed and nude body - a contemporary interpretation of a classical painting, applied to fashion. Miyake's creation can also be viewed more closely at the exhibition "The Dressed Body" in Museu TÃ¨xtil i da€™IndumentÃ ria, Barcelona.
ISSEY MIYAKE's designs are the expression of the art of the both the designer and the wearer. The clothes are an artform by themselves, ISSEY MIYAKE Designs have little "hanger appeal", but, each item is a JEWEL that is eminently wearable and truly fabulous
Here is a perfect example from the original Collection. "THE ICONIC PLEATS PLEASE DRESS". This Dress was made in 1996 as part of ISSEY MIYAKE'S Guest Artist Series. The featured artist is YASUMASA MORIMURA, as the 1st guest artist to design for Issey Miyake. Totally Silkscreened with the Artists representation interplay with INGRE's figural artwork All of these extraordinary Art-To-Wear Silkscreens of LA SOURCE by Ingres Were featured as a Museum Collection in BERGDORF GOODMAN's front windows when they were issued. It is made in Japan using the "FORTUNY" Vertically Pleated texture this is very light weight and is great all year round and ideal for travel Sorry, labels have been removed, but this is UNMISTAKABLE, and ORIGINAL
It is constructed of a fabrication of Miyake's own design that is a take-off of the "Fortuny" Pleating we love. It has a scooped neckline in the front and the back of the neck This extraordinary Silk Screening makes it appear as if it were painted by hand. It is SleevelessWe love the idea of wearing it like a jumper with a shirt or sweater underneath It is a slim-looking column dress very vertical in design No Labels or Size Tags but is clearly an Issey Miyake Size 3 This was used at a fashion exhibition, and the labels seemed to annoy the model - thus, they have been removed. It has an enormous amount of stretch to it and will fit a Size 8 as well as a size 14. it is 50" Long from shoulder to hemlineBustline unstretched is 38" Hipline unstretched is 38" expandable to over 50" Hemline 38" unstretched None of this hugs the body We adore it belted Because of the fabrication, this Moves with your body without looking "pulled" or stretched out-of-shape. This Dress is truly ONE SIZE FITS MOST PERFECT AS NEW CONDITION Coloration are Rich Shades of Taupe, Creams and Red Orange
ISSEY MIYAKE can be an acquired taste. If you love the look, there is nothing that comes close to itand, the comfort is totally unbeatable The Japanese are the most adventurous of the designers and MIYAKE has paved the way This is a remarkable thing of great beauty There is nothing easier to travel with than Issey Miyake, it folds up into nothing and cannot wrinkle at all
No other designer has challenged the architecture of clothing and the boundaries of body covering more fearlessly than ISSEY MIYAKE. Because of his ceaseless fascination with the marriage of technology to style, he has bent, twisted, molded, shrunk and dyed fabrics in ways that other designers could not even imagine. and still, has managed never to lose sight of his detailed vision.
ISSEY MIYAKE although an artist in the true sense of the word, is also a prolific business man. There are several lines that he manufactures including PLEATS PLEASE which is probably the most popular and well known He still asserts his own style and esthetic, but this is a more casual and easier to wear collection