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All Quotes by author - Issey Miyake
" A few of the influences on my career so far have been Isamu Noguchi, Irving Penn, and seeing the riots of 1968 in Paris. "
" A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure, the body, clothing, life. "
" All of my work stems from the simplest of ideas that go back to the earliest civilizations: making clothing from one piece of cloth. It is my touchstone. "
" A-POC respects that there is a fine balance between the value of the human touch, which can be called artisanal, and the abilities of technology. I like to think of it as poesy and technology. "
" A-POC unleashes the freedom of imagination. It's for people who are curious, who have inner energy - the energy of life and living. "
" Architects always have a feel for time - the generation they live in - as we do, and they are always striving toward boundless adventure. "
" Boys have been wearing skirts for some time now. My three assistants wear mini skirts. They come to work on their motorcycles wearing mini skirts. The French saw the idea on the streets and have done it in better fabrics, and now everyone says, 'Ah!' "
" By the way, Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. "
" Clothes have become more personal, more a matter of very individual taste. "
" Clothes should fit comfortably - not too tightly - so that you have space to move in and think freely. "
" Clothing has been called intimate architecture. We want to go beyond that. "
" Clothing is the closest thing to all humans. "
" Designers must be increasingly sensitive to our Earth's dwindling resources. It is our responsibility. "
" Design is a vital component to the enrichment of our everyday lives. Japan has a very rich history and culture of design, and I feel it is a very important dialogue to open and keep evolving. "
" Design is not for philosophy it's for life. "
" Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand. "
" Everything is an experiment. "
" Frank Gehry not only understood my sense of fun and adventure but also reciprocated it and translated that feeling into his work. "
" From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh. "
" Function alone does not make clothing appealing. "
" I always wanted to create clothing that was universal - easy to wear, to care for, and that was also beautiful. As such, I became interested in polyester, and its potential, from the beginning of my career. "
" I am always looking to the future of making things. "
" I am most interested in people and the human form. "
" I am neither a writer nor a theorist. For a person who creates things to utter too many words means to regulate himself - a frightening prospect. "
" I am not really interested in clothing as a conceptual art form. "
" I am not sentimental about the past. I like to think about what is next. "
" I am very interested in the culture of paper. "
" I became a fashion designer to make clothes for the people, not to be a top couturier in the French tradition. "
" I believe that all forms of creativity are related. "
" I did not want to be labelled 'the designer who survived the atomic bomb,' and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima. "
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