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    I have worked with several dance companies.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: dance  company 
     
    I very much like dance and dancers.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: dance 
     
    One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric - jerseys - we used the machine that made underwear to make something else
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: machine 
     
    Of course there are many ways we can reuse something. We can dye it. We can cut it. We can change the buttons. Those are other ways to make it alive. But this is a new step to use anything - hats, socks, shirts. It's the first step in the process
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: process 
     
    Many people will say, well, clothes should be worn; but I think people can look at them in public, like seeing a film. I think museum exhibitions are very important
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: people  seeing  film 
     
    Well, what I'm doing is really clothing. I'm not doing sculpture.
    — Issey Miyake
    I started to work with cotton fabrics. I used cotton because it's easy to work with, to wash, to take care of, to wear if it's warm or cold. It's great. That was the start.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: work  care 
     
    I did not want to be labelled the designer who survived the atomic bomb, and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima.
    — Issey Miyake
    Work for money, design for love.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: work  money 
     
    I was always interested in making clothing that is worn by people in the real world.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: people  world  real 
     
    The best fragrance is the scent of water, the fragrance of dew and rain falling on plants. Water is the essential element, a source of life and energy. A perfume that, like a garment, moves to suit the woman, her skin. A perfume that embraces a woman.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: women  energy  rain  water 
     
    Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: philosophy 
     
    Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
    — Issey Miyake
    A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure, the body, clothing, life.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: body  artist 
     
    The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it's reuse.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: ideas 
     
    I have always been interested in conducting research that yielded new methods by which to make cloth, and in developing new materials that combine craftsmanship and new technology. But the most important thing for me is to show that, ultimately, technology is not the most important tool; it is our brains, our thoughts, our hands, our bodies, which express the most essential things.
    — Issey Miyake
    Beauty is like a sunset: it goes as soon as you try to capture it. The beauty you like is precisely that which escapes you.
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: beauty 
     
    From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh
    — Issey Miyake
    tags: people  thoughts  body  space  dance 
     
    By the way, Marilyn Monroe was a size 14.
    — Issey Miyake
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