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Designer who survived the atomic bomb

In recent years I was most intrigued and impressed by Homme Plisse Issey Miyake, the lifestyle line for modern men with the intent to liberate the way they dressed


Sandeep Goyal
I was invited to an Osechi Ryori, the New Year’s Day feast, in Tokyo in 2007 or maybe 2008. Issey Miyake was there too. I managed to get a 10-seconds greet-and-bow with the great designer, who left us all earlier this month one day before the 77th anniversary of his hometown’s bombing. Born in Hiroshima in 1938, Miyake was just seven-years old when the city was devastated by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States. His mother died of radiation exposure three years later. Known for his innovative styles and perfumes, Miyake built a global fashion brand, which included
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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 11:01 PM IST

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