As we approach the end of 2023, it’s impossible not to recognize the impact and staying power of HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Launched a decade ago, the brand set out with a vision that was not limited by time, but rather focused on the wearer.
Inspired by the original sentiment that “HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE creates clothes that are not defined by time, but by those who wear them,” the brand has solidified its presence in the fashion world. From its inception to the present day, the brand has worked tirelessly with advanced technology to create clothing that is both original and timeless.
The brand’s ethos lies in its commitment to a universal aesthetic. It’s not just about creating garments; it’s about creating pieces that will be cherished through the seasons. The brand explores the idea of clothing whose design and qualities are meant to last a lifetime, much like the everyday tools we use. This promotes what could be considered a new perspective on clothing as a form of culture.
The 10th anniversary is not only a celebration of time, but also a testament to the brand’s legacy. To mark this milestone, Swiss photographer Henry Leutwyler documented both the garments and the tools that are integral to their design and production. Simple yet striking still lifes of objects such as pins, measuring tapes and scraps of fabric tell the story of the past decade.
Designed with the modern lifestyle of freedom and ease in mind, HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE continues its journey. It constantly strives to create clothing that resonates with and accentuates the individuality of its wearers.
Here’s to a brand that has remained true to its vision throughout the years, reminding us that fashion is, at its core, an expression of self.