Contemporary design studio we+ has designed a window installation for ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2018 collection which will be featured at Matsuya Ginza from April 11th to April 24th. 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 inspiration source of ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2018 collection is 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 expanded and shrunk, sometimes in unison, sometimes randomly, an organic space like breathing of living creatures 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.
Designed by we+