PARIS — Yusuke Takahashi is no longer designing Issey Miyake Men.
The artistic director, who began fashioning the Japanese brand’s men’s collections in 2013, will leave Issey Miyake at the end of February. His first line for the house was displayed for spring 2014.
Issey Miyake Men is to be designed by a new team named and overseen by Issey Miyake himself, according to the house.
Since June 2019, Issey Miyake Men has been presented in a Paris showroom. During Paris Men’s Fashion Week, for the past three seasons, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, the masculine counterpart to Pleats Please, has held artistic presentations in the French capital.
Issey Miyake’s women’s wear has undergone recent design changes, as well. In September 2019, Issey Miyake tapped a rising talent from within his studio, Satoshi Kondo, as the new artistic director of its women’s line. He presented his first collection in Paris for the spring 2020 season.