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2018∙11∙26 | Gallery

KURA Exhibition “OBI Backpack and Tote bag”

The KURA gallery of ISSEY MIYAKE KYOTO presents KURA Exhibition “OBI Backpack and Tote bag”.

KURA Exhibition “OBI Backpack and Tote bag”

KURA Exhibition “OBI Backpack and Tote bag”

Throughout the course of ISSEY MIYAKE’s creative process, it has always revolved around the concept of “a piece of cloth” and engaged with the relationship between the body and clothes.
Of all the ISSEY MIYAKE brands that carry on this approach, 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE launched in 2010 is the one in particular that continues to explore the potential within a piece of cloth.

The numbers in “132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” each have a meaning: 1 piece of cloth becomes a 3-dimensional form and folds back into a 2-dimensional plane. The last digit “5” separated by a space from the first three refers to the dimension of time that comes into being when the clothes are worn by people.
This exhibition presents the “OBI” bag as the product of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE’s creative process.
The bag is named OBI because it folds and lays flat with its shape resembling a kimono sash, yet when lifted up it becomes a 3-dimensional bag practical for everyday use.
The bag’s unique shape has qualities of both flatness and volume, which is made possible by the creative use and manipulation of an exclusive fabric that hardens with heat.

This exhibition looks at the construction of the OBI bag by disassembling it into components, and demonstrates its assembly with a video, revealing the innovation and fun of making an OBI bag.

Sat, Dec 1 - Sun, Dec 30
89 Tsuchiyacho, Sanjo-sagaru, Yanaginobanba-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto