Issey Miyake's world of luxury design – in pictures

Designer Issey Miyake’s collection is displayed at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan. Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Although he is behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Issey Miyake’s down-to-earth clothing is meant to celebrate the human body. Shizuo Kambayashi / AP


Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Issey Miyake’s clothing celebrate’s the human body – anyone’s or everyone’s body any race, build, size or age, he says. Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

The Miyake collection at the National Art Center in Tokyo. Shizuo Kambayashi /AP

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not of that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion, he says. Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Miyake has been at the forefront of conceptual fashion design for 4 decades. Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Miyake’s collection at the National Art Center in Tokyo. hizuo Kambayashi / AP

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Issey Miyake’s company has 133 stores in Japan and 91 internationally. AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Issey Miyake's world of luxury design - in pictures

Miyake detests being called a fashion designer despite being behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan. Shizuo Kambayashi /AP

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