132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE : NEWS
132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE: CIRCULAR
New items have appeared.
Folding the circle
5 March (Thu) 〜 1 April 2015 (Wed)
REALITY LAB. ISSEY MIYAKE
ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE / GINZA, SEMBA
During the above period, architect Ryuji Nakamura will evoke through objects a world view inspired from the【CIRCULAR】series of clothes by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. Featuring delicate lines that seem to float, these creations convey an impression of physical strength through gravity, materials, and so on. By all means please step into this space where the simple shape of the circle spreads out into countless shapes.
132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE : IMAGE
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".