Jun 16, 2009

Pleats Please by Issey Miyaki

When I want simple but unique ready-to-wear, Pleats Please by Issey Miyaki is what I might turn to for inspirations. Besides, the price point is quite reasonable. Years ago a friend introduced me to the brand and I liked these simplistic designs ever since. Besides, these pieces are great for traveling since no ironing is required by me. Pair a simple pleat top with jeans or pants, a gal is stylish and together.
A friend who happened to be a huge fan told me one year her housekeeper ironed pleats out of her top. She didn't know it was supposed to be like that and put herself to work for 2 to 3 hours ironing until everything was smoothed out. Needless to say, gal pal almost fainted. Bright colorful scarf is one of my favorite accessories.
How cute to have a little pleat bag to add interest to an outfit.
Last, but perhaps my favorite piece is the Madam T wrap. Not only is this piece a wrap, it can transform into so many other styles.
Click here to see how each look is achieved with a Madam T wrap.

-silver pleat classic sleeveless top $180
-pleat scarf $280
-bright blue pleat drawstring bag $150
-Madam T wrap $280


  1. LOL...the poor housekeeper. I had one of these tops once but I found the pleats to be kind of itchy.

  2. My mom loves Issey Miyake and has several pieces like this!

  3. i love it! so bright!

  4. I washed a broomstick skirt once.....yep....it completely ruined it. Learned my lesson.

  5. i love the look but i had something similar and wasnt comfortable plus ithink only super skinny can get away with it well

  6. issey miyake is wonderful, recently had joy of using some pleats please pieces for a shoot and they are beautiful.
    the tid bit about the maid ironing out the pleats is hilarious, your poor friend! that is awful!
    muah x

  7. That pleated shirt at the top is way cute...but you have to be in great shape to waer it because it looks like it'd show everything! I'm sure it would look great on you!

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  9. waw...so simple, chic, unique and sexy. i love Issey Miyake collections, she give many inspirations for me to my handmade fashion. hehehe

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