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.


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132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE – Design of the Year 2012 Fashion Award

Mathematical precision of origami art with the fashion conscious wit were the most inspiring factors among others that enabled 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE to win an  “Oscar”  in the fashion category of Design of the Year 2012. The event was held on 23rd of April, 2012 in Design Museum in London.  With the high-grade fellows including Sara Burton from Alexander McQueen, Phebe Philo from Celine or young designer Mary Katrantzou, Issey Miyake conquered the hearts beating renowned wedding gown of the Duchess Kate along with the sensational exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” with his eco-friendly approach of fashion-forward concept merging traditional Japanese art and sartorial aesthetics at the high-fashion rate.

The awarded design of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE was created by Issey Miyake and Reality Lab team – revolutionary collaboration aiming at innovative approach into the face of fashion with the core of experimental wearability. Following the dimensional inclinations of Issey Miyake‘s brand, the model is enhanced by the mathematical algorithms creating a great diversity of three-dimensional shapes. The groundbreaking idea transforms flat geometry pieces into the artful apparel. What is more, the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE line has a very strong base for environmental protection thanks to the use of extraordinary yet generally acknowledged material – recycled PET products. As a new challenge, the line will definitely stand for creative innovations with the motto of “Regeneration and Re-creation” and the infinite aspiration to design “clothes that bring joy and happiness to wearers” <source>.

As one of the admirers of Issey Miyake’s signature I would like to congratulate this well-deserved award :). 


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