The first store for the 132 5. Issey Miyake range, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka has been launched.
132 5. Issey Miyake is a new label for the fashion master; and a new evolution of clothing based on the ideas of origami, regeneration and re-creation.
This is the second time Yoshioka has collaborated with Miyaki in terms of retail space; and we can see why as his trademark sparing touch and minimal detailing showcases Miyake's wearable, sculptural works perfectly.
The clothes are displayed on five transparent torsos, which are strung down from the ceiling, and customers can freely access computer graphic images of the complicated process of their production via an iPad installed in the store.
This way of allowing shoppers to view the clothes from their 2D form to the 3D result is an innovative one, communicating the artistry it takes to create them - a process based on a program created by computer scientist Jun Mitani who creates three-dimensional structures with smoothly curved surfaces by folding flat materials no less...
Photography © Yoshinaga Yasuaki.