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PARIS FASHION WEEK: Issey Miyake S/S 2017

Issey Miyake’s Spring Summer 2017 is all about ”Microcosm” where seeds burst open, trees grow, and flowers blossom, creating an abundant harvest.

Pulsating colors, primitive vigor and encounter technology. Issey Miyake is talking about a microcosm of beauty, perpetual DNA and a recurring creation.

 Issey Miyake is Introducing “Cut & Stick” for SS17, a new material which enables various materials to be cut freely in any shape and stuck together using heat. Sticking together two different materials—a soft, fluid jersey fabric and a stiff fabric—creates a rigid yet flexible texture. A structured form is born from sticking pieces together that have been cut into geometric shapes. Through the application of a bonding technique developed for active wear and thinking beyond the horizon, the possibilities for new materials are endless. The latest series of “3D Steam Stretch”, a technique by which creases are woven into A Piece Of Cloth using heat reactive thread which shrinks when steam is applied to the garment. This time, large and small concentric squares created by the peaks of the pleats create a block-like dimensional texture producing these dynamic forms. 

A technique called “Baked Stretch” is used to create pleats by printing a special glue on the fabric and baking the garment with heat. Adding a motif to the pleats, a detailed but dynamic tribal pattern is expressed. Transfer prints provide layers of vivid colors and patterns.

Jointly developed with Sony’s Fashion Entertainment, this bag changes pattern in your hands, using e-paper technology which is hole-punched and woven with leather tape. It is a futuristic bag with seven changing patterns such as a blinking pattern and gradation.

ISSEY MIYAKE x UN 

Launching ISSEY MIYAKE’s new shoe project, “ISSEY MIYAKE x UN”. This project explores the potential of manufacturing to create original products based on the concept of “TEN SEN MEN” (point, line, and surface). The sandals on the runway feature structured heels that look as if they were hewn from rock and appear in colorful variation.

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