Issey Miyake Beats Out Sarah Burton At Design Awards In London
Congratulations are in order for Issey Miyake and his design team as they nabbed the Fashion Award at the Design Awards Tuesday night in London.
The event was hosted by London’s Design Museum and recognized the year’s best designs in architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product, and transport. The Japanese designer and his Reality Lab team won for their 132.5 collection, an origami-inspired line made from recycled polyester. According to WWD, the designs are computer-generated onto paper, cut, folded, and then unfolded. The results are cool, complex, and geometric clothes. Don’t believe us? Check out the vid below.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit, Sarah Burton, and Mary Katrantzou were also nominees in the fashion category. Savage Beauty was nominated for being all sorts of amazing, Burton for designing Kate Middleton‘s intricate wedding gown, and Katrantzou for her print-tastic fall 2011 collection.
The night’s biggest award, Design of the Year, was presented to Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for their work on the Olympic Torch for the 2012 games in London.