Issey Miyake Names Yoshiyuki Miyamae Womenswear Designer

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Issey Miyake has named Yoshiyuki Miyamae as its new womenswear designer.

After a long search, a new designer has been named at a well-known fashion house—and no, it's not Dior.

Issey Miyake has announced that Yoshiyuki Miyamae will helm its womenswear line beginning with Spring/Summer 2012, Women's Wear Daily reports.

Miyamae, who first joined the Miyake Design Studio in 2001, replaces Dai Fujiwara, who left the label earlier this year after five years.

"As he now takes up the baton from Fujiwara, Miyamae will pursue the creation of clothing that meets the needs of the new era and the new generation, while all the time focusing on the further development of the brand," Issey Miyake president Masakatsu Nagatani told WWD.

The Japanese label also has big changes in store for its men's division, which will be known as Issey Miyake Men effective Spring 2012. A design team, rather than an individual designer, will oversee the collection.

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