Issey Miyake Creative Director @Design Indaba

issey_miyake.jpgWe believe Design Indaba is up there on the list of ‘top must attend‘ design events UNIVERSALLY… much desired by designers and creatives the world over, although we’re sure the lovely city of Cape Town helps the whip appeal. Bravo to the team behind it for flying the South African flag so high and shaping an event of such high global standards (not that it’s not expected!), we hope it continues.  This years exciting news is the announcement that Issey Miyake’s creative director will be presenting… now not only is this Editorista’s favourite perfume *hint hint*, but she was also lucky enough to lap up their flagship shop in Tokyo last year and was totally blown away.  So start nagging your bosses and get booking so you can take advantage of early bird discounts for this years Design Indaba – more info below:  Just last year, Dai Fujiwara unleashed his debut collection as creative director for Issey Miyake on the Paris runway. Of course, Issey Miyake addicts would have been following the rise of this young textile engineer since at least 1998, upon the launch of the award-winning A-Poc series.

A-Poc is an acronym for “a piece of cloth” and describes Fujiwara’s proprietary software-driven design process, which weaves entire pieces of clothing with no sewing necessary. The technique represents a whole new creative, technological and ecological rapid prototyping proposition to the fashion industry.

And don’t even get us started on Fujiwara’s design wedding project that saw some of the world’s most renowned design companies get involved in the big day of an ordinary Finnish couple…

Rather come hear Dai Fujiwara tell you about that himself at Design Indaba 2009.

Book before 12 December 2008 to make use of the Early Bird and Alumni discounts. Click here to register.

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