132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE : NEWS
Costumes for the title background of the 2013 NHK Historical Drama Yae's Sakura
Everybody has been talking about the NHK Historical Drama Yae's Sakura which began to air on January 6 (Sun) and stars Haruka Ayase (on at 20:00 every Sunday on NHK Sogo). The costumes used for the title background of the drama were produced by the Reality Lab Team, which also puts its hand to the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE series.
The jet-black costume expressing the image of a person heroically facing adversity, the white costume inspired by a cherry tree in full blossom, and soft scarves with impressive straight folded designs, were made as one-of-a-kind originals. Japanese craftsmanship has a worldwide reputation we can be proud of, with its intricacy and high quality. These costumes were made in cooperation with the people in areas of production around Japan, including Tohoku.
Various works and images by multiple creators, who created them in the hope of raising Tohoku's spirits with the power of art, are inserted in turns in the title background of this drama.
Program name: NHK Historical Drama Yae's Sakura title background
Broadcasting station: Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Director of the title background: Seiichi Hishikawa
Production of the title background: DRAWING AND MANUAL
Theme music: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Creators: Kazuyo Onoyama, Ayako Fukumitsu, WOW, etc.
132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE : IMAGE
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132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE : CONCEPT
"132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE", developed by Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab team, is both a new label and a new evolution of "A Piece Of Cloth".
The process by which the clothing is made is groundbreaking, using a mathematical algorithm: first, a variety of three-dimensional shapes are conceived in collaboration with a computer scientist; then, these shapes are folded into two dimensional forms with pre-set cutting lines that determine their finished shape; and finally, they are heat-pressed, to yield folded shirts, skirts, dresses etc. These clothes are significant not only for the process by which they were made but because they are also made using recycled PET products, sometimes in combination with other recycled fibers.
"132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" is Miyake's new creative challenge based on the ideas of "Regeneration and Re-creation" and a continuation of his perpetual search for new ways by which to make "clothes that bring joy and happiness to wearers".