ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH
イッセイ ミヤケ ウォッチ
Issey MIYAKE x SEIKO
Begun in 2001, the Issey Miyake watch project presents unique watches created through collaboration between some of the world's leading designers and Seiko Instruments. The criteria for every product developed by Issey Miyake Watch is that it must have a fresh new design, it must be an analog watch, it must be made in Japan and the designers themselves must be involved in the package design. Each unique design technique reflects the spirit of Issey Miyake.
Issey Miyake is well-known as a designer of clothing, exhibitions and fragrances. He studied at the prestigious Tama Art University in Tokyo, then moved to Paris in 1964. He graduated from the L'Ecole del la Chambre Syndicale de Haute Couture in 1966, while working for Guy Laroche and Hubert de Givenchy. He returned a few years later to Japan, after a short stint in New York with Geoffrey Bene. Issey Miyake Design Studio was born in 1971, with a first collection marrying Western cuts with Japanese fabrics. In 2005, he received the Praemium Imperiale, an international art prize awarded by the Japanese Imperial Family and, the same year, his creations were exhibited at the Center Pompidou in Paris, as part of the Big Bang exhibition. Issey Miyake is a co-director of 21_21 Design Sight, Japan's first design museum. In 2016, the largest ever retrospective of his work was organized at The National Art Center, Tokyo, celebrating 45 years of his career.