(Photo: Bryan Edwards)

Issey Miyake's origami-like designs have made a wrinkle in style history, and the confirmation is in two of the current fashion shows. At the National Art Museum, Tokyo, a composition of the Japanese planner titled "Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey" (through June 13) highlights looks crossing from 1970, when he opened his outline studio, to the present. In New York, his ground breaking and specialized strategies are spotlighted at the Met Costume Institute's show "Manus x Machina: Fashion during a time of Technology" (through August 14), where an area devoted to creases basically shows in fact made accordion-like dresses from past seasons. Embodying Miyake's fastidious skill is his Pleats Please gathering, propelled in 1993. The Carapace sack from the since-continuous line — redesigned here with pastels for spring — is a little symbol of his inventive capacity to make style out of folds. Think of it as a late expansion to his exhibition hall quality works.

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Carapace bags

Creases Please Issey Miyake Carapace pack, $525, isseymiyake.com.

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