Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Issey Miyake’s 132.5 collection

Issey Miyake’s 132.5 collection is a range of garments that have been expanded from two dimensional geometric shapes into structured shirts, dresses, skirts and trousers.  She was inspired by the work of computer scientist Jun Mitani who creates three-dimensional structures with smoothly curved surfaces by folding flat materials. She wanted to take that and turn it into a wearable structure. She was also inspired by origami and regeneration concepts and her whole collection is made out of recycled textiles.I think this collection is so original and pushes the idea of origami to the extreme. Being able to pick up a garment of a folded heap on the floor to me sounds impossible but Issey has made it possible. 

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