The pleats in garments from Issey Miyake's SS16 collection were created by baking them in the oven. Photograph by Frédérique Dumoulin
Japanese fashion designer
Issey Miyake turns 79 next spring but his brand is still a major player. This year the fashion house unveiled a new technique for pleating fabric that involved applying glue and baking garments in an oven. Our post about the resulting Spring Summer 2016 collection was one of our most popular fashion stories of the year.
With 34 different stories viewed by readers over the past year, Miyake is also the fashion designer our readers searched for the most, with stories from our archive proving enduringly popular. The
groundbreaking 132 5. collection of garments that expand from tw0-dimensional forms is still getting tons of views, despite being launched in 2010, while our 2014 interview with Miyake's head of womenswear Yoshiyuki Miyamae continues to rack up clicks.
Also popular this year was
new range of homewares produced in collaboration with Finnish brand Iittala, and a new store in Tokyo designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Mikaye's pleated menswear.
1. Issey Miyake bakes fabric to pleat Spring Summer 2016 garments
2. Iittala x Issey Miyake Collection unites "minimal design languages" of Japan and Finland
3. 132 5. by Issey Miyake
4. Naoto Fukasawa designs stripped-back interior for Homme Plissé Issey Miyake store
5. Tokujin Yoshioka creates transparent mannequins for Issey Miyake exhibition
Dezeen Hot List is a guide to the most newsworthy and searched-for players in the design world in 2016. It is based entirely on audience data, sourced by analysing over 100 million page views and hundreds of thousands of search returns. Read more about the methodology ›