Issey Miyake x Takashi Murakami SS2001 Reversible Coat

Issey Miyake x Takashi Murakami SS2001 Reversible Coat


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.

In 1999, Issey Miyake handed over the reigns of his eponymous label to Naoki Takizawa. One of Takizawa’s first distinguishing choices was his collaboration with legendary pop artist Takashi Murakami. The pieces were by and large reversible, with the outerwear and trousers being shown inside out on the runway. The interiors contained visuals of Mr. Dob and several of Murakami’s other well known characters, while the exteriors were utilitarian, and could be worn as traditional workwear coats and denim jeans. This specific iteration features one of Murakami’s figures suspended in motion with a paint splatter detail.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: O/S (fits M)

Shoulder: 20in

Pit to pit: 22.5in

Length: 38.5in

Sleeve: 25in

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