Issey Miyake

Clothing designer.
Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1938.
Established the Miyake Design Studio in 1970.
Began participating in the Paris Collection in 1973.
By applying ideas associated with traditional techniques and cutting-edge technology to the concept of “a piece of cloth,” Miyake has continually created unique clothing.
Awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 2010.

Midori Kitamura

President and Representative Director of MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO.
Graduated from Ferris University.
Managing creative direction and producing of Issey Miyake's products including fragrance and watches as well as dealing with all activities of Issey Miyake covering collection shows, exhibitions, and publications.
Also President of 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT since 2009.


ONBEAT vol.05 features Issey Miyake