Dezeenwire: the creative director of fashion brand Issey Miyake, Dai Fujiwara, is to step down next month. The new team will be announced in April. More details below.
Issey Miyake's Creative director is leaving
Issey Miyake Inc wishes to announce that Creative Director Dai Fujiwara will stand down after the presentation of the Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2011 Paris Collection.
Since his appointment as Creative Director in 2006, Fujiwara has been looking to the future and while producing the collections he has also been actively training the next generation. After five years as Creative Director, the time is right for him to take the next step forward in his career, and Fujiwara has made clear his intent to leave the design operation in the hands of this new generation, who he feels are ready to take the brand further.
Fujiwara will continue to support and guide the new designers and their team wit his experience and know-how until the presentation of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections. Also, as always, Issey Miyake himself will personally continue to exercise overall supervision as the founder of the brand.
Details of the new issey Miyake Design team will officially be announced in April. At present, Fujiwara and his team are concentrating all their energies for the Paris Collection in March.