132 5 by Issey Miyake


The piece gets flat as a pancake, but a gentle tug raises a huge amount of tissue, which becomes, as if by magic, in a sculpture dress. This is the latest creation of the famous Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake: ten basic two-dimensional geometric shapes that turn into structured shirts, skirts, pants and dresses.

The 132 5 project was developed by the Miyake Reality Lab, a research team formed by Issey Miyake and the textile engineers Manabu Kikuchi and Sachinko Yamamoto, whose main goal is to find new ways to stimulate creative production in Japan.


The team used a modeling program developed by scientist Jun Mitani, who creates three-dimensional structures by folding paper - to draw three-dimensional shapes of garments, and then them has made plans on paper, indicating the cut lines and creases.

The name 132 5 came from the process itself and each number has a special meaning.


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