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ISSEY MIYAKE has been changing the brand labels since 1970.
There are several types of brand labels, so you can distinguish the era by following the instruction below.
(*Note – The tags might be different from the Japanese ones)

In 1970s / The early brand label

1970s ISSEY MIYAKE
1970s ISSEY MIYAKE

These brand labels were used in the beginning of ISSEY MIYAKE.
There are different types of labels like a second picture, even they were sold in the same season or era.

1970s ISSEY MIYAKE

In these seasons, the back sides of the quality labels are showing
“(株) イッセイ ミヤケ インターナショナル”, which means a manufacturer (ISSEY MIYAKE International Co., Ltd. in English).


“ALL STYLE” Label

1970s ISSEY MIYAKE by ALL STYLE CO.LTD
1970s ISSEY MIYAKE by ALL STYLE CO.LTD

This label was also used in 1970s.
There is a sign which says “by ALL STYLE CO.LTD” below ISSEY MIYAKE logo, and vintage ISSEY MIYAKE with this brand label is very rare.
As it says, these clothes were made by ALL STYLE CO.LTD.


In 1980 to 1990s

1980s ISSEY MIYAKE

This label is used in 1980 and known as “Brush label”, because it looks like being written with brush behind of the brand logo.

I.S / ISSEY MIYAKE SPORT

I.S / ISSEY MIYAKE SPORT

You can see a logo, which says “I.S” in 1980 items.
“I.S” stands for “ISSEY SPORT”, designed by Tsumori Chisato who became a designer of ISSEY SPORT in 1977.

Today, the items with “I.S.” logo print are vary rare because they are very difficult to get.

BLACK label

1980s 1990s ISSEY MIYAKE

In 1980s to 1990s, the brand label was shown in the black ground with white font and underline blow the brand logo.
There were two manufacturers at that time, one is “イッセイミヤケ(ISSEY MIYAKE in English)” and the other one is “オンリミット(ON-LIMIT in English)”.

ISSEY MIYAKE has changed the manufacture and sold the items since September 1999 like below.

Manufacture and sell (the back side of the quality label)

イッセイミヤケインターナショナル → Until August 1999.
(ISSEY MIYAKE INTER NATIONAL)

イッセイミヤケ → After September 1999.
(ISSEY MIYAKE)

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WIND COAT

WIND COAT ISSEY MIYAKE

There is also “WIND COAT” label in the 1980s.
It has been one the main of ISSEY MIYAKE items since 1980s when ISSEY MIYAKE was a designer, and it is called “squid coat” among fans because of the outstanding silhouette.

Today, WIND COAT items are also vary rare because they are very difficult to get.


Late 1990s to present.

ISSEY MIYAKE

In the late 1990s to the early 2000s, the label was shown in the black ground with the white font.

Around 2002 to now, the label is shown in the silver ground with the black font like above.

ISSEY MIYAKE MEN

Men’s line has been changing the label a few times like below.

This label is used in the late 1990s to 2000S/S.

In 2001S/S to 2002S/S, the label was shown in the black ground with white.

2002A/W to 2011A/W, the label was shown as “ISSEY MIYAKE” in the black ground with white font.

Since 2012S/S, the label is shown as “ISSEY MIYAKE MEN” such as in 2001S/S to 2002S/S, but you can see the difference of the font.



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