Issey Miyake created their first collection in NY in 1971 and debuted at Paris Fashion Week in AW 1973. Their focus is on the concept of "A Piece of Cloth." Using this sentiment, they focus on pursuing the boundaries of the relationship between the body and the fabric that covers it. Their core design style of creating clothes from original materials starting with the research of a single thread has developed and transcended the brand throughout the years. Currently, the brand is lead by Satoshi Kondo.