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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