Issey Miyake AW1988 Staff Bomber Jacket

Issey Miyake AW1988 Staff Bomber Jacket


Issey Miyake exists as a designer in the most literal interpretation of the word. His clothes do not exist to put forth a narrative as those of Ann or Raf do, but rather to display marvels of technical skill and innovation. His career has been propelled by a desire to explore fabric and construction techniques, and how they interact with their wearer’s body. In recent years, Miyake has completely disassociated himself from the label, choosing to strictly to work on developing new fabrics. His scientific approach to expression of beauty has found him many vaunted kindred spirits, including Steve Jobs, whom he designed his iconic black turtlenecks for.

This bomber was given out exclusively to the staff at Issey Miyake’s fall 1988 runway show, making it a true gem to come across. It features an etching by Tomio Mohri, a costume designer and member of Miyake’s design team. For years he served as the creative director for Miyake’s runways, where has was hailed for his innovative visuals, and has since won awards across the world for his costume work in opera, handling the job for prestigious works such as the ’96 performance of Wagner’s "Tristan und Isolde" at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. 

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: M

Shoulder: 24in

Pit to pit: 28in

Length: 25in

Sleeve: 24in 

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