Remember the Issey Miyake hoodie I donated to Showstudio’s Bring and Buy auction ages ago? Well, when I was like 14 or 15 I went to the club in a Pleats Please by Issey Miyake dress, a huge neon green fake fur hat (it was SO huge like almost two feet wide and a foot high), some 4-inch platform sandals and a multi-colored kettle used a bag. Yep, just like that, to go to a club. Oh how I miss those days. God damn I’m old!
I went to my grandmum’s place, found the dress and it was still in impeccable condition. Crazy eh? Because of the fabric and the way the dress was pleated, you can easily "shape" it to look like a long top. I had shorts underneath!
You just don’t see much of Pleats Please these days — I don’t. Maybe in Japan, perhaps? Anyway, for those of you who are able to read Japanese chu chu bells, they have an online shop: Visit store.pleatsplease.com.