1938 - Miyake was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan's leading commercial designer.
1964 - He graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo.
1970 - He established the Miyake Design Studio.
1973 - Started to show his line at the Paris Collections. Miyake's basic tenets for making clothes has always been the idea of creating a garment from 'one piece of cloth', and the exploration of the space between the human body and the cloth that covers it.
1974 - He received Japan Fashion Editor's Club Award.
1977 - He received the Mainichi Newspaper Fashion Awards three times.
1980 - Receiver of Pratt Institue, New York Award for Creative Design.
1984 - He was awarded with the International Award of the Council of America Fashion Designers.
- Recipient of Neiman-Marcus Award.
1985 - He won the Best Collection presented by a Foreign Designer-Award of Les Oscars de la Mode, Paris.
1986 - He received Award of the Japanese magazine for the textile industry Senken Shimbun.
1993 - PLEATS PLEASE, is a radical but eminently practical and universal form of contemporary clothing that combines technology, functionality and beauty.
1998 - Miyake embarked upon a new project called A-POC (A Piece of Cloth) with Dai Fujiwara and a team of young designers.
2004 - Miyake established the Miyake Issey Foundation with the authorization of the Ministry of Education and Science, in February.
2006 - He won the Arts and Philosophy Kyoto Prize.
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