NYC May 5, 2012
Issey Miyake and Reality Lab, the Japanese designer’s research and development team, have won a coveted “Oscar” from the Design Museum of London. Mr. Miyake’s studio beat the Alexander McQueen wedding gown for the Duchess of Cambridge, created just a year ago by Sarah Burton, as well as a variety of other nominees, including the Céline autumn 2011 collection by Phoebe Philo and the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Among the extraordinary inventions and progressive ideas are the winning outfits from Mr. Miyake’s studio that seem to encompass different kinds of modernity: clothes that fold flat, opening with 3D dimensions and made from recycled polyester.
Photo: Frédérique Dumoulin