L'Eau D'Issey photographed by Irving Penn; Issey Miyake Spring 1999 My first encounter with Issey Miyake was on the cusp of adolescence. I was living in Dhaka at the time and a new store had opened, then too far ahead of its time. This was Dhaka in the early 2000s, when not much was available in terms of foreign goods and the mysterious Benetton that stood across the road from our apartment since the early 90s had shuttered. The store housed the kind of clothing, accessories and cosmetics you couldn't help but run your hands over and quietly digest the excitement of the newness of things. This was where I first met Issey Miyake.