Issey Miyake Quotes & Sayings

21 most famous Issey Miyake quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 79 year old Japanese designer born on Apr 22, 1938.

Issey Miyake Quotes
“I did not want to be labelled 'the designer who survived the atomic bomb,' and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima.”
Issey Miyake Quotes
“The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it's reuse.”
Issey Miyake Quotes
“Design is not for philosophy it's for life.”
“Of course there are many ways we can reuse something. We can dye it. We can cut it. We can change the buttons. Those are other ways to make it alive. But this is a new step to use anything - hats, socks, shirts. It's the first step in the process.”
Issey Miyake Quotes
“One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric - jerseys - we used the machine that made underwear to make something else.”
“You see it in the many bouncing clothes that are not just pleats. To make them, two or three people twist them - twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons twist together and put it all in the machine to cook it.”
Issey Miyake Quotes
“From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh.”
“To be honest, I think we should find first the possibility to make it. Research is first - if you're not interested, you never can find something. Many things happen from forgotten machines - ones that are no longer used.”
Issey Miyake Quotes
“By the way, Marilyn Monroe was a size 14.”
Issey Miyake Quotes
“I was always interested in making clothing that is worn by people in the real world.”

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