From April 1 (Mon) to April 24 (Wed)
Entering the sixth year after its opening, ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE / SEMBA is expressing its gratitude to our customers with special items and events.
During this period, we will be offering a free gift with purchase to store customers. Please note that quantities are limited.
■me ISSEY MIYAKE Special Installation and Items
From April 1 (Mon) to April 24 (Wed)
A space will appear inside the store featuring the 2013 spring and summer season's theme of "PICNIC"! We will be offering items in colors only available at our street-front stores, and launching products ahead of other stores. We will also be giving out a free original gift from me ISSEY MIYAKE!
April 13 (Sat), from 15:00 to 16:00
This event is being held in cooperation with the Tokyo Picnic Club, a group that reflects on the exchange of people, culture and urban space through picnics. Participants can enjoy a witty lecture on the history and background knowledge of the picnic while having a "tea-time" picnic that the food coordinator has revamped from the traditional style into a "me style." Please confirm the following information before reserving your spot.
Capacity: 25 people
Participation: Free of charge
Bookings: Please send the following information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3 (Wed).
4. Whether there is a person accompanying you (only one person may accompany each potential participant)
5. Name of the person accompanying you
* In case there are more reservations than available seats, bookings will be selected by lottery.
* The results of the lottery will be sent via e-mail on April 5 (Fri).
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Tokyo Picnic Club
Tokyo Picnic Club (TPC) was founded in 2002 to celebrate the bicentennial of the picnic. Its various members, including architects, urban designers, food coordinators, designers, illustrators, and photographers, collaborate to propose that we use urban space in a more fun and creative way. They have searched through history for the origin of the picnic, and claim "Picnic Rights" as a basic human right for urban dwellers, seeking to increase the potential use of urban public spaces as places for social interaction. The group implements various projects in cities in and out of Japan.
Official website: www.picnicclub.org
Spring and Summer Season 2013 has begun.
Thank you very much for your patronage of ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE during 2012. In 2013, the spring and summer season collections will be launched on January 10 (Thu) at the Semba store. We are very much looking forward to your visit.
** Store Holiday **
The store will be closed on the days shown below. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Semba Store: December 29 (Sat) - January 1 (Tue, national holiday), January 9 (Wed)
** ISSEY MIYAKE ( women ) **
This colorful collection is inspired by the feathers of birds, which can be of any color, from the richly-hued birds living in tropical lands to birds of the north covered in earth-toned feathers.
** ISSEY MIYAKE MEN **
* PAPER／LIGHT／CYCLING *
This season, the brand offers a collection using Japanese paper, which is a material that has also been used for clothing through the ages, coupled with the concept of the modern lifestyle of "living with bicycles." The brand developed a washable paper fabric, and used it to design forms and details with the occasion of riding bicycles in the city in mind.
** PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE **
* CARNIVAL *
Gorgeous outfits and music, abundant colors and the scent of flowers, the appreciation of fertility, the advent of spring and the anticipation of rebirth...the source of inspiration for this season is the carnivals of various countries. The brand expresses the spirit of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE in a straightforward manner, with an air of celebration and gratitude for the 20th anniversary of the brand.
** HaaT **
* SALT ROAD *
The theme of this spring and summer collection is "salts," that have been brought via the "salt road" and add rich colors to people's lives. The brand incorporates the beauty of salt into original textiles.
** me ISSEY MIYAKE **
* PICNIC *
Forget the hustle and bustle -- feel the breeze, see the greens, and enjoy precious time spent relaxing. The theme of this season is "PICNIC."
** BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE **
Magic X'mas SPECIAL EVENT
December 14 (Fri), 18:00-21:00
We have selected "Magic" as the key word for Christmas season 2012. At our Semba Store, we are taking part in the Shinsaibashi Night Cruise, which takes place on the day the Midosuji Christmas lights are first lit, and holding a Christmas event full of music and magic with a somewhat whimsical twist. We look forward to seeing you there. *The store will be closed on 16:30 on the day of the event for preparations. The event site opens at 18:00. (Please note that this event is standing room only.)
One-man band live: Funny Tombow
Funny Tombow brings holiday cheer to the venue, with 10 instruments strapped to his body and several unexpected tricks up his sleeve.
Juggling & Magic: Ito-Shinobu
We hope you enjoy this fun performance, which combines juggling and magic to bring a smile to your face.
Presenting ISSEY MIYAKE INC.'s 2012 Christmas season, developed under the theme of "Magic." At ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE, the season started with a window display titled "Momentary Shape, Lyrics of Brightness." Products perfect for this season and items produced under the theme of "Magic" are available from each brand. Please stop by!
"Momentary Shape, Lyrics of Brightness"
Pouring rain changes into snow, piling up on the ground.
Then the snow melts, turning into fog and clouds.
And then, it turns into rain again...
Within much the same way, resin that melts when heat is applied differs in its beauty and momentary shape every time it is reformed. "Momentary Shape, Lyrics of Brightness" is a work that expresses the beauty and warmth inherent to plastic, and was designed and produced by Honda Plus, a plastic forming company that makes products such as PET bottles, and supervised by artist Mika Aoki.
Using PET resin that is generally used for mass production in molds, Honda Plus invented the "ame" (rain) crafting technique as a new type of manufacturing.
This work was hand-made with PET materials, and features many positive words pouring down like rain, including "happy," "active," "merry" and "enjoy." We have added special words for ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE to this work, and hope it brings you all abundant happiness.
Design and production: Honda Plus Co., Ltd. ame Dept.
Art supervision: Mika Aoki