The genius that is Issey Miyake-nature amplified through technology

Dear Shaded Viewers,

There is something so pure about an Issey Miyake collection that always takes us further, never looks back and is just timeless. I was crazy about the fantastic circular cut-out pleated pieces entitled Monochrome Planet. The printed pieces above were created with a 1,500 year-old-dye-dropping technique called suminagashi that originated in Fukui Prefecture.

I’ve been attending Issey Miyake shows since the early 90’s when I moved to Paris and be it a performance, an exhibition or a film the brand never fails to bring a smile to my face. The collection flows like water washing away worldly worries. Bravo.




Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.