Issey Miyake SS1998 Cyber Windbreaker

Issey Miyake SS1998 Cyber Windbreaker


Issey Miyake exists as a designer in the most literal interoperation 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 may 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 fabric materials. His scientific approach to expressions of beauty has found him many vaunted kindred spirits, including Steve Jobs, whom he designed his iconic black turtlenecks for.

This '90s translation of pre-internet psychedelic imagery speaks to the public perception towards technology as the specter of Y2K loomed just past the horizon. Though easy to scoff at in retrospect, the waning years of the ‘90s were tangibly impacted by an apprehension towards how the resetting calendar would rattle technology’s core operations. It is thus understandable to see the cybersphere expressed in a print of fractal shapes and layered patterns built incohesively atop one another. The jacket is made with a unique honeycomb fabric, similar to the one Jun Takahashi would use at Undercover during his AW2000 “Melting Pot” collection. It additionally features a mesh interior and oversized cut.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: M

Shoulder: 20in

Pit to pit: 26in

Length: 32in

Sleeve: 24.5in

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