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2022∙07∙26 | A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE

Release of the Movies of “TYPE-A” Manufacturing

“Oh, that’s how it’s made!”

 

A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE has launched a series of movies focusing on its making things. Each movie picks one of the representative products we have released and summarizes its fabrication process in a one-minute timeline. 

 

“Transforming the Process of Making Clothes.”

This is one of our most important concepts, one that we have mentioned many times in the past (and will continue to do so in the future). We hope that this movie project will provide an opportunity for people to learn about the clothes making process itself and gain familiarity by seeing how it’s actually done.

 

The stories of the movies in this project share a common theme: How a single thread becomes a piece of cloth, how it is colored, and what kinds of clothes come out of it. What kind of machines does it pass through and how does it evolve across human hands? The focus is not on “why” or “what,” but squarely on “how?” Clothes making is a very concrete activity that creates clothes using thread, machines and human hands. The processes that we value are the accumulation and variations of that concreteness (what to do and how to do it). In other words, they are like fun adventures of thread around the theme of “how” (and maybe sometimes “what”).

 

Alright, let’s get started. We hereby present “TYPE-A” as the first installment of the Making things Movie Project. This series of knits was developed at the beginning of A-POC in 1998, and it has evolved to keep pace with the times and technological advances. Cut from tubular woven fabric, these garments were revolutionary at the time, and are still highly unique today. New colors are added each season, and the knitted fabric is improved for greater durability and shape stability, as well as improved comfort and texture. Naturally, the fabric is fray resistant and won’t unravel easily even if the cuffs and hem are cut off. It also offers its wearers the freedom and fun of arranging it into desired shapes.

 

In other words, these garments could stand as a symbol of A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE. Please enjoy the story of how these garments are born from a single thread.

Text : SETA SHO

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