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.