132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/Winter 2012 – origami tribute to fashion innovation.

The ciphered code of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is a bold depiction of unlimited resources in the fashion creativity inspired by origami art, ecological importance, mathematical precision and the essence of sustainability. The brand that is the epitome of a new evolution of “A Piece of Cloth” was formed by Issey Miyake – the leading innovator on the fashion scene unveiling the infinite circle of modern aesthetics with the timeless style. The designer leads Reality Lab team– the group of young and creative designers seeking for groundbreaking ideas and pursuing inventive concepts ultimately rendered into the fashion language.  The result of this fashion quest is presented through the collections of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE since the inception in Fall 2010. The brand have been recently awarded with Fashion Design of the Year 2012 by the Design Museum. The collection for Autumn/Winter 2012 season portrays the inspirations taken from captivating work of Graphic Designer  Ikko Tanaka.  The assortment of color palette along with the delicate blurs and graphical implementations of Tanaka are illustrated by manual technique such as traditional tie-dye.


The initialization of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE

The project was initialized thanks to the work of a Japanese computer scientist Jun Mitani who generated a computer program that facilitates three-dimensional geometric forms from a flat piece of paper. The intricate origami-inspired software was adapted into the fashion aesthetics of Issey Miyake resulting in the revolutionary concept of sustainable clothing line maintained in the three-dimensional convention.

Decrypting the code of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE

The name of the brand that resembles a cryptogram-like sequence represents the entire concept of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE’s label.  The number 1 stands for one piece of fabric that builds up the whole design. The number 3 is the indicator of three-dimensional shape of the apparel that is reduced to the two-dimensional mode. The number 5 has a great significance to the complete process symbolizing the time of the whole procedure and people involved in the creation. What is more, the figure 5 refers to the multiple transformations of the final form when the garment is finally worn and vivified enabling the communication among people.


In the search for an ideal material the fabrics used for the brand consist of recycled PET products mixed with other sustainable fibers from time to time. The lightweight material is stretchy and breathable with transformative attributes thanks to the capability of folding with razor-sharp, precise and lasting creases.

The idea of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is based upon ecological response to the fashion along with the timelessness in style. The newfangled foundation outlines statement clothing with transformative characteristics. The initial contour of the garment looks like geometric shapes of swirls, squares and stars. But when unfolded it presents complex angular tubes that can be metamorphosed into dresses, skirts tops, jackets, trousers reflecting the versatile importance and wearability of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE.


Check also the gallery with 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/Winter 2012 collection:

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BAO BAO Issey Miyake – A bag you can feel

BAO BAO Issey Miyake is an exceptional line of bags and pouches not only because of the three-dimensional feel mixed with the pixel pattern and futuristic tribute to origami art. Sustaining the creative functionality and modern spirit of our times the accessories by Issey Miyake indulges us in the inspiring game of transformation. The collection despite the diversity in colours, models and detailing have a common denominator: “shapes made by chance” indicator. Following the key expression: “roll it, fold it, lay it down and hold it”, BAO BAO Issey Miyake extends the meaning of accessories implementing the concept of functional art into our hectic lifestyle. Get twisted into the flexibility of styling and diverse nature of bags that comes along with the vivid array of hues and various styles.

BAO BAO Issey Miyake Lucent Seasonal Colors

The concept of BAO BAO prism pattern was also implemented in the Issey Miyake Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012/13 collection. Here are the models:

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Fashion inspiration: Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2012 inspired by Richard Sierra circled sculptures.

Urban sportif chic with geometrical cuts and asymmetric constructions form the main theme of Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk. Metropolitan sportswear seems to be one of the most emerging trends for the oncoming season of summer, maybe because of the massive sport events that will happen on 2012. The creative designers’ duo from Helmut Lang label decided to focus on the glam of the active wear with the addition into 90’s fused with the artistic geometry of Richard Sierra Sculptures. As they explain: We wanted to try to do a few different volumes and shapes. We often combine different textures, different elements. We were also playing with contrasts, colours and textures playing off each other.(dazeddigital.com

Their sharp cut biker jackets with fluttering lapels compose interesting stories with hi-lo hem dresses, drape skirts and subtly appearing leggings as well as harem pants. Asymmetric bra midriff base hidden under the layers of sheer, lightweight fabrics and biker outwear highlighted the idea of relaxed unconstrained elegance with healthy vigorous lifestyle. That does definitely enclose with the feeling of comfort and practicality in wear and edgy chic look in one. The polished sleek back hairstyles also underlined the idea of full sport image.

 Puritan nature in the palette of colours depicts monochrome sets of pale alabaster, white, black and vivid dash of the sulphur yellow.  Despite that, the collection reveals rich inspirations around contemporary art of Richard Sierra with abstract brush strokes, geometrical forms and collages.  At the end of the catwalk presentations, there is an accent on leather and chunky embroidery together with sequins that emphasize the suggestion for evening wear looks.

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