Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Issey Miyake in his own words

On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on my hometown, Hiroshima. I was there, and only 7 years old. When I close my eyes, I still see things no one should ever experience: a bright red light, the black cloud soon after, people running in every direction trying desperately to escape — I remember it all. Within three years, my mother died from radiation exposure.

I have never chosen to share my memories or thoughts of that day. I have tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to put them behind me, preferring to think of things that can be created, not destroyed, and that bring beauty and joy. I gravitated toward the field of clothing design, partly because it is a creative format that is modern and optimistic.
Read the entire eloquent piece.

Pictures from the museum catalog for Issey Miyake Spectacle: Bodyworks in Imagery from the past. I will post some pictures of IM clothes that I have made from Vogue Patterns soon.

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