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Vintage Issey Miyake Metallic Kimono Jacket Origami Pleats Skirt Set
Futuristic Japanese designer Issey Miyake is a master of form and fabric, known for creating beautiful sculptural garments that pay homage to the past while bringing us somewhere new and enchanting. Special attention to the fabrics and materials used allows Miyake to create spectacular garments that rely upon unique volumes and textures.
Done in a silvery-pewter pleated fabric, this Issey Miyake White Label set is a fine example of Miyake’s interest in folding techniques and desire to create pleated garments that move. The kimono-inspired jacket begins with shawl collar that spans the entire length of the front placket and long sleeves that reach just above the wrists.
It falls from unstructured shoulders to a high-low hem that reaches the upper thigh at the front and grazes the hips at the back, creating an Avant-Garde silhouette. The front of the jacket is ingeniously draped to create sculptural layers and opens to reveal an interior length of fabric that is secured in place with a tie closure.
Size estimate: SML/MED
Shoulders: 18 inches
Sleeves: 22 inches
Bust: 36 inches
Length: front 23 inches, back: 33 inches
Waist: 26 unstretched, 30 inches stretched
Hips: 36 - 42 inches
Length: 33 inches
The skirt sits higher on the hips and falls to a midi length several inches below the knee, while a sculptural slit at the side of the skirt adds a welcome lightness that complements the front of the jacket. The contrasting directions of the pleats on the skirt and jacket create a nice visual and textural contrast throughout while giving this set a dynamic feeling as if the wearer is draped in liquid metal.
A sensational addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this vintage set can easily be paired with a silk top and statement accessories to create an unforgettable ensemble and is the perfect choice for a wedding, gala, or special occasion.
This Issey Miyake jacket and skirt set is unlined. The skirt simply slips on for easy wear and the jacket has an interior tie closure. In excellent condition, this set has been professionally eco-dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.