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Ikko Tanaka & Issey Miyake, encore

A new chapter of the legendary collaboration springs pure beauty one more time

by Nanban

There are projects that continue to bear fruit even after the death of their creators and the presentation of the latest collection - the sixth, in chronological order - of dresses by Issey Miyake created taking inspiration from the works of the illustrious Japanese graphic designer Ikko Tanaka it is the most complete testimony of it.

The audacity of the works created by Tanaka with full tones find their ideal complement in the cuts and experimental materials typical of Miyake, with the splendid floral illustrations by Tanaka that blossom on the deliberately neutral white and beige backgrounds of the fabrics chosen by the Japanese label and come to life thanks to the famous pleats that have been the brand's signature for years.

A collection that fits perfectly in the wake of the previous ones, personally developed by Issey Miyake starting from 2016 - therefore before his untimely death in 2022 - to pay homage not only to the continuous inspiration provided by the work of Ikko Tanaka, but also to their friendship dating back to when the fashion designer was just twenty years old; a relationship that was also nurtured over the years and that justifies Miyake's exclusive use of the artist's archive.

A combination that is the sum of two of the best Japanese talents and that conveys with a few incisive signs all the imaginary that encompasses the land of the Rising Sun.