Issey Miyake’s evergreen innovation and focus on process led to him being thought of as a “designer’s designer.” Throughout his life, Miyake experimented with a range of materials for his clothing such as bamboo, pineapple fibre and paper. The latter is celebrated once more within the SS2024 collection, from current head designer Satoshi Kondo, who oversaw the development of a washi-based yarn. “On Washi” pays homage to Japanese handmade paper: see pieces pleated, draped, and displayed in the brand’s Ginza store, supplied by paper-makers Awagami Factory.