：ISSEY MIYAKE INC. YOSHIYUKI MIYAMAE
ISSEY MIYAKE is always at the forefront of fashion and the times. Using traditional techniques handed down for generations as well as today's cutting-edge technologies, the brand designs modern clothing while forging new ways of thinking.
ISSEY MIYAKE and Toray, Ultrasuede® have been collaborating for the past 50 years. Together, they have forged a history of design exploration, developing a series of innovative materials and the exciting ideas that help us make the most out of them.
This history has helped lead to the new brand A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE and its many products, and it will continue in the future. The possibilities are limitless.
We are proud to have been a part of ISSEY MIYAKE's creative processes—
The precious experiences earned together by the people and the companies is the proof that Ultrasuede® is the "Toray's leading brand."
The first ISSEY MIYAKE collection was presented in New York in 1971, and since the Fall/Winter 1973 season, each new collection has been unveiled in Paris. Yoshiyuki Miyamae had been a designer of ISSEY MIYAKE from 2011 to 2019.
A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE, a new brand led by Yoshiyuki Miyamae, was launched in 2021. The brand aims to weave the future of fashion by encouraging dialogues on clothing between creators and wearers. A-POC, originally announced in 1998, has revolutionized the process of clothes- making by introducing a new form of design in which the wearer participates.
With more dynamism, A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE further develops what A-POC created, and how it has evolved and continues over time. Engaging with a piece of cloth to bring about different ideas and diverse relationships with the wearers. The brand creates a variety of "ABLE's" by engaging with different professions and industries.
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