Magnificent transformation served by the BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE brand for Autumn/Winter 2012 season is enriched by the Guest series with Japanese artist Kiyoshi Kuroda. The collection BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE × KIYOSHI KURODA is divided into two main concepts : GARLAND and GARDEN. The pixel pattern of the bags features marvellous illustrations and three-dimensional decorations by Kuroda unveiling the notion of garland decorations and garden surroundings like flowers and butterflies. This idyllic feel of the embellishments is infused with the newfangled geometrical base of the LUCENT design.
The GARLAND series characterizes with the 3D ornaments and cutouts shaped in the convention of Kuroda’s works . The line is available in red purple, white and silver palette of colors.
The GARDEN series, on the contrary depict the patterns imprisoned on the geometrical surface of the bag wrapping around from the front to the back of the designs to portray a single picture. The line is presented in white, silver and navy colors .
About the artist KIYOSHI KURODA
Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1975.
Completed his graduate studies at Tama Art University
He has worked as an illustrator and art director in various fields such as advertising and magazine publishing.
Received “Good Design Award 2005” at “SHINJUKU SOUTHERN BEAT PROJECT 2005”.
Established KABWA inc. in 2009.
Participated in many exhibitions around the globe, including :
“Open Studio Project”, NANZUKA AGENTA SHIBUYA, Tokyo
“ AN10”,Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art, Tokyo
“Nam June Paik Festival,Now Junp! ”, Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea
Published animated storybook”To the Forest”（PIE BOOKS）