Farewell to Yusuke Takahashi

Menswear designer at Issey Miyake drops out

Issey Miyake, Masaya Yoshimura, Copist

The fashion label Issey Miyake changes the stylistic direction. Now that a new womenswear creative director has been appointed, the long-standing menswear designer says goodbye.

This text was originally published in German and machine-translated into English.

Change at the helm of Issey Miyake Men. Yusuke Takahashi, who has been designing menswear since 2013, will leave the fashion house at the end of February. After him, an internal team under the direction of founder Issey Miyake will take over the stylistic leadership, the label announced.

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