ISSEY MIYAKE TAG CODES & HISTORY
With production spanning decades, the Issey Miyake brand has produced countless collections over the years.
In this guide, we detail the product code system of the Issey Miyake brand. By understanding the meaning and history behind Issey Miyake's tags and serial codes, you can gain valuable insights into the authenticity, rarity, and desirability of your Issey Miyake pieces. It is also a great way to help list Issey Miyake online because it gives buyers insight into the age or rarity of the items.
To find the year of production for Issey Miyake, you can use the unique serial code in combination with the neck tags. Find out how below.
WHAT DO THE ISSEY MIYAKE SERIAL NUMBER MEAN?
The first two characters of Issey Miyake will show the line name:
IM ISSEY MIYAKE
ME ISSEY MIYAKE MEN
PP PLEATS PLEASE
MI ISSEY MIYAKE me
HA ISSEY MIYAKE Haat
KK ISSEY MIYAKE kus kus
RH/RF ISSEY MIYAKE SPORT
The third character of the wash tag shows the year of release.
In the case of the example serial code this character is 1. This could correspond to 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011 or 2021. Please see the Issey Miyake tag history below, in order to determine the era of production which together with this number, can determine the year of production.
The fourth character, tells you the season.
1 - Summer
2 - Spring
3 - Autumn
4 - Winter
RESOURCES FOR IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION OF ISSEY MIYAKE
For those seeking additional information on Issey Miyake, there are several resources available. These sources provide in-depth knowledge, expert insights, and detailed guides for authenticating and identifying Issey Miyake products. Here are some recommended resources:
1. Fashion Guild Label Source: an excellent starting point for understanding Issey Miyake's label history. This helps determine the decade or era of release.
2. TRUSS's App which can be downloaded on the App Store is a database that contains thousands of historic Issey Miyake pieces, with their corresponding history. It includes detailed information about each piece, including the season, year, and category and where they can be found for purchase.
By utilising these resources, you can deepen your knowledge of Issey Miyake authentication and become a more informed collector.
WHERE TO BUY ISSEY MIYAKE?
We recommend FarFetch to buy the latest season's Issey Miyake. However, to buy rare pre-owned Issey Miyake, the TRUSS app is the best destination.