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Issey Miyake Emerald Green Runway Dress Spring 2008


Japanese designer, Issey Miyake, experiments with form and designs with a sense of architecture. Special attention to the fabrics and materials used allow Miyake to create spectacular garments that rely upon unique volumes and textures.

From his Spring 2008 collection, this emerald green dress is made from a micro-pleated polyester. The garment then incorporates larger folds and tucks in order to create a faceted look that makes this dress appear to be a wearable gem stone. The folds affect how light hits the dress, causing the dress have perfectly coordinated shadows which makes the pleated facets take on a mesmerizing dimensionality.

With button closures in the back, the dress can be fitted defining the waist in this otherwise tunic-silhouette dress. A large collar and full-length hemline set the mood for this regal Miyake dress. It can be seen in the photos to the left on the 2008 runway paired with a matching skirt.

Size estimate: Medium


Shoulders: 16 inches

Sleeves: 22 inches

Bust: 37 inches

Waist: 36 inches

Hips: 37 inches

Length: 56 inches

Unlined, this dress closes at centre front with buttons. Due to the technique used to set the pleats it is able to withstand wear and dry cleaning. In excellent condition, this dress 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.

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