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2022∙06∙17 | A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE

Announcing A Launch of a New Project “TYPE-IV Yuma Kano project”

Announcing A Launch of a New Project “TYPE-IV Yuma Kano project”
Untitled (Some Rust III #100–279), 2022 © Gottingham Image courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE INC., Studio Yumakano and Studio Xxingham

A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE, which can be worn for a variety of uses, or “ABLE’s” is a brand that engages with different professions and industries. A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE is announcing the launch of the “TYPE-IV Yuma Kano project,” an experimental project undertaken with up-and-coming designer, Yuma Kano.

 

In the long history of manufacturing, rust has rarely been seen as a positive attribute to the process. However, a closer look reveals a variety of startlingly beautiful patterns and complex mixtures of color. Rust patterns, which would normally be overlooked by most people, have been given new value through the addition of Kano’s perspective and ideas.

 

Kano’s exemplary work “Rust Harvest” is an original project that uses a novel technique of transferring rust from rusted metal plates onto acrylic resin. Using natural elements such as sunlight, rain, soil, and seawater, Kano cultivates rust on metal plates with his own hands. He then removes only the rust, allowing the metal plates to create another crop of rust. The rust patterns are thus “harvested” in a process similar to an agricultural cycle.

 

This project features the release of a one-of-a-kind pair of jeans developed from the idea of Kano’s masterpiece “Rust Harvest.”

 

Denim jeans have become an indispensable part of our modern lives. They are garments that soften and change color each time they are worn. These are valuable changes that enable the wearer to look back and savor the time and experiences they have accumulated while wearing them. A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE detected new value in what  Kano was bringing to rust and its high affinity with jeans, which brought this project to fruition.

︎TYPE-IV
Untitled (Some Rust III #311), 2022 © Gottingham Image courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE INC., Studio Yumakano and Studio Xxingham

︎TYPE-IV

The TYPE-IV project launches five-pocket jeans featuring a woven rust pattern design. By rusting a metal plate with denim  pattern lines engraved on its surface in various environments, an unexpectedly beautiful rust pattern prompted by the pattern lines is successfully “harvested.” Polyester was used for the material’s warp, and cotton with two different thicknesses was used for the weft. The thickness of the cotton threads and the complex weave structure express the three-dimensional appearance of rust.

Lineup (number of styles): Jeans (1)

Colors: Orange, Brown

Announcing A Launch of a New Project “TYPE-IV Yuma Kano project”
Untitled (Some Rust III #133–261), 2022 © Gottingham Image courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE INC., Studio Yumakano and Studio Xxingham

 Yuma Kano

Born in Japan in 1988. Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, Department of Design, majoring in interior architecture. After working as an assistant to artist Yasuhiro Suzuki, he established his design office, STUDIO YUMAKANO, in 2012.Based in Tokyo, from a single screw to product design, interior planning, brand direction and material research, he combines an experimental approach with a prototyping-oriented process to design a wide range of things.In recent years, he has been actively exhibiting in Milan, Paris and other cities in Japan. Received major awards including; Good Design Award, M&O Rising Talents Award, German Design Award.

The item will be available on Friday, July 1.

 

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A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA

A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE / KYOTO

ISSEY MIYAKE MARUNOUCHI

ISSEY MIYAKE SEMBA

 

 

The KURA gallery of ISSEY MIYAKE KYOTO presents KURA Exhibition “YUMA KANO” from Friday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 26. 

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