The New York Times this morning is rather sobering: A Flash of Memory
I tried never to be defined by my past. I did not want to be labeled “the designer who survived the atomic bomb,” and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima. They made me uncomfortable.
I guess we’ve always divorced fashion from politics — in many cultures the latter is always more respected. I don’t think I know enough about Issey Miyake’s life to comment much. Hasn’t he always stayed out of the limelight?
It’s odd how little I know about Issey Miyake, the man and the brand, considering I swear by the classic Issey scent. Just a bit more to think about the next time I pick up the bottle.