Dresses as Art Objects: Issey Miyake

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I saw an exhibition at Palazzo Morando | Costume Moda Immagine in Milan two summers ago that seems relevant to this class. The exhibition paired the private fashion collection of Milanese art dealer and historian Claudia Gian Ferrari with designs made by NABA fashion and textile students. While the whole exhibition was great, the thing I remember the most were the Issey Miyake dresses that were included from Ferrari’s personal collection. The dresses are more like sculptural objects and are made from a synthetic material that never wrinkles. They fold and compact neatly to allow for ease of travel and the pop back up when you want to wear them. While some of them are more out there than others, there is still a pretty modest line of work as well that is defined by simple, structural pieces. 

Description of the exhibition in Milan

The most recent clothing line at Saks

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