East Meets West, Issey Miyake
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Heibonsha, 1978. Softcover. 216 pages. 28 x 20,5 cm. Text in Japanese and English. Used. VG · Minor signs of wear.  Miyake's clothes are a revelation and a declaration of independence for the body. His designs challenge so many traditional expectations and break so many rules that they  need different sets of standards to be understood or even worn. And this title is a brilliant book about Miyake's works from the 70's. The publication shows many of his clothes, fashion shows or performances, fashion campaigns... A very complete volume about his legacy with contributions by Guy Bourdin, Richard Avedon or Shinoyama and text by Diana Vreeland. With numerous full bled colour plates, the book is split into three sections: Man and his Cloth, The Form of Cloth and Witness of time.  We love his free spirit, his implacable experimentation and perpetual reinvention of his own work.