May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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This morning I threw caution to the wind and used the boyfriendâ€™s cologne, the citrus-y L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme, instead of my usual gardenia-heavy Marc Jacobs. Like anything from the house of Issey Miyake, it was beautiful and inspiring, prompting me to ask myself, â€œWhy no Miyake love on the blog?â€™ Thankfully, itâ€™s Menswear Monday! Letâ€™s get right down to it: Issey Miyake is a genius whose groundbreaking architectural designs and work with fabric technology will undoubtedly revolutionize the way clothes are made. From Pleats Please to his cut and sew free A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) line, the man is brilliant. Miyakeâ€™s first collection for the gents made its debut alongside womenswear in 1976 and expanded into its own brand in 1985. 1994 saw Miyake handing over control of Issey Miyake Men to long-time associate Naoki Takizawa (left), who has continued the designerâ€™s tradition of making trend-free wearable art using innovative fabrics.
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