ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation

ISSEY MIYAKE

Commissioned

Installation

we+ has designed a window installation for ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2018 collection which was featured at Matsuya Ginza in Tokyo. Shrunk into a three-dimensional form, Steam Stretch* fabric is flattened out in the printing process, which is an original material of ISSEY MIYAKE. Strips of this are stretched vertically, to reveal hints of the base fabric color overflow from the shadow of the folds, creating a beautiful visual effect. The installation focuses on this feature of the textile. The source of inspiration for the ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2018 collection is the rich nature of Iceland. The colors have been selected from a printed series of its landscape. By hanging 70 textile strips in the window and controlling them with a motor to make them vertically expand and shrink, sometimes in unison, sometimes randomly, a space like a living creature breathing in a forest is recreated.

*Steam Stretch is 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.

イッセイ ミヤケのオリジナル素材、Steam Stretchの特性に着目したウィンドウ・インスタレーションです。Steam Stretchの生地は、帯状にして縦方向に伸ばすと、折り目の影からベース生地の鮮やかな色が溢れ出し、美しい視覚効果が現れます。カラーはイッセイ ミヤケ2018年春夏コレクションのシリーズより抽出しました。ウィンドウ内に70本のテキスタイルを吊り、モーターで制御することで、ときに一斉に、ときにランダムに、従来の生地には見られない伸縮性をダイナミックに展開することで、まるで生き物が森の中で呼吸をしているような有機的な空間に仕上げました。

Venue

  • Matsuya Ginza [Tokyo]
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation
  • ISSEY MIYAKE S/S 2018 Window Installation