Woman's "Origami Pleats" Dress

Designed by Issey Miyake, Japanese, born 1938

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Date:
Spring/Summer 1989

Medium:
Pleated polyester plain weave

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1992-30-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Miriam Kanev, 1992

Social Tags [?]

There are currently no user tags associated with this object.


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
Issey Miyake's research into materials and technology opened new dimensions in fashion. His first Pleats collection, introduced in 1988, featured pleats that held their shape permanently and could be folded flat for storage. Rather than following traditional construction techniques that relied on prepleated fabric, Miyake cut and sewed a shape that was two to eight times the garment's actual size and then compressed it into permanent pleats using pressure and steam heat. The dress seen here was inspired by origami, the art of Japanese paper folding.