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Very avant garde slouchy vintage Issey Miyake black draped jacket, bearing his Plantation label.

I had a time figuring out how this buttoned and draped at first. One of the challenges - and the fun - of the great Japanese designers Miyake, Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons.

This piece features a deep v neck (great for layering), dropped shoulders, and it drapes across the front on either side, attaching into well hidden buttonholes with real abalone shells, which Miyake used shiny-side down (well of course he did!). There are two large side pockets, set sort of on their sides due to the draping, with welt openings and topstitching.

The back is cut longer than the front, with Miyake's version of a classic shirt-cut back.

Wear with slouchy wide cut trousers, silver minimalist jewelry, slash of crimson lipstick. (I've got a fabulous pair of linen Stella McCartney wide leg trousers it'd look outstanding with. Not vintage, so obviously not listed here, but contact me if you're interested.)

Made of one of Miyake's high tech polyesters, in soot black.

More vintage jackets and coats here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Catbooks1940s?section_id=5565327


Label: Plantation (one of Miyake's earlier labels from the 1980s)
Era: Early to mid 1980s
Color/s: Soot black (a soft black)
Fabric: Thin, silky Japanese polyester that I thought was silk or rayon, but isn't
Fastenings: Two interior abalone buttons
Size marked: S/small, cut generously and meant to be worn loosely on the body, so can fit a medium or large, depending on how slouchy a jacket you like. I'd call it a medium or large, myself.

Bust/chest/waist/hips: 44 inches maximum
Dropped shoulders approximately: 17 inches
Sleeves approximately: 23 inches
Mid shoulder to hem approximately: 25 inches in front, 28 on the back

Need help figuring out if it will fit you? Just click on the Contact link at the bottom and I'll be happy to help.

The Condition: Excellent. Freshly laundered and ready to wear, no flaws.

The Shipping: Delivered by Shizuko Todo, I mean Priority mail, within the U.S.; International First Class to Canada, and International First Class to Everywhere Else.

Yoohoo, International buyers! Your country may charge you customs fees on your purchase, which you're responsible for paying. Just so you know ahead of time and aren't unpleasantly surprised :)

Vintage Issey Miyake Jacket - Plantation Black VERY Avant Garde Jacket


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Material: thin silky polyester
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 256 reviews
  • Favorited by: 23 people