Issey Miyake Pleats Wearable Sushi


Issey Miyake is regarded as a pioneering fashion designer that brought Japanese aesthetic to the global consciousness. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pleats Please, a Soho boutique that emphasizes Miyake’s prime technological contribution to fashion, Miyake is releasing a limited-edition Sushi Box.

The Sushi Bento Box encapsulates the designer’s ability to pierce American culture with Japanese tradition. Arranged just like a bento box you’d order for lunch, little pleated delights are neatly tucked inside. Tuna rolls, cucumber rolls, salmon roe, and sea urchin unfold to reveal pleated drawstring bags, pouches, and bands.

In addition, five limited edition pleated dresses have been designed, and will be available for 20 days starting on October 20th.

Pleat-setting was first debuted in the Japanese designer’s line in 1989, made with a unique „garment pleating“ technique, in which the materials are developed from a single thread and pleats are added after sewing the clothes into shape. Come 1994, the clothes spoke for themselves and demanded their own collection. And thus, Pleats Please was born. The technique has since been trademarked and is singularly available to the Miyake empire.

The decision to incorporate traditional Japanese food into the commemoration encapsulates Miyake’s ability to permeate the brand’s ideologies through fashion, technology, and three-dimensional sculpture.

The Sushi Box and limited edition dresses will be available for purchase starting October 20th, 2018. The box will retail for .00 at 126 Prince Street, New York.


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