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Issey Miyake Quotes

Issey Miyake Quotes & Quotations
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    A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure, the body, clothing, life. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    Another one is the Swatch. It's great. They brought another joy to having watches. What we can bring to people in clothing is joy - joy to have it. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    Because clothes should be worn, used. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    By the way, Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    Design is not for philosophy it's for life. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    I had great teachers at school who taught me to use all my body to paint, to draw - you can draw with your hand, you can draw with a spatula. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    I have worked with several dance companies. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made, and the dancers chose what they liked. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    I started to work with cotton fabrics. I used cotton because it's easy to work with, to wash, to take care of, to wear if it's warm or cold. It's great. That was the start. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    Many people will say, well, clothes should be worn; but I think people can look at them in public, like seeing a film. I think museum exhibitions are very important. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    Of course there are many ways we can reuse something. We can dye it. We can cut it. We can change the buttons. Those are other ways to make it alive. But this is a new step to use anything - hats, socks, shirts. It's the first step in the process. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric - jerseys - we used the machine that made underwear to make something else. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it's reuse. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    We are not a big company. We sell in New York, London, Paris, and a few other places. Eighty percent of the clothing is sold in Japan. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    We can also cut by heat - heat punch. And we also can cut by cold - extreme cold. When you cut with heat, it makes a mark. With cold, no mark. It depends on the fabric. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    Well, what I'm doing is really clothing. I'm not doing sculpture. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake
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    You see it in the many bouncing clothes that are not just pleats. To make them, two or three people twist them - twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons twist together and put it all in the machine to cook it. Issey_MiyakeIssey Miyake