Pleats Please by Issey Miyake
First launched in the ISSEY MIYAKE line in 1988, this pleats line grew until it finally became a brand of its own with an independent Spring/Summer 1994 collection. Issey Miyake developed a patented technique called “Finished Pleating” for the foundation of this brand. Unlike most pleated products, where the fabric is first pleated and then cut and sewn, a PLEATS PLEASE garment is first cut and sewn from the original fabric and pleated after the garment is sewn together. PLEATS PLEASE reflects Issey Miyake's fundamental concept that "design is not for philosophy, but for life," and continues to evolve today.