Tribute to A-POC

I recently visited the Issey Miyake flagship store located in Tribeca and was floored by the originality and the novel concepts of Mr. Issey Miyake’s designs. A-POC, a line that was unveiled a little under ten years ago, brings one back to basics but with a technological spin that truly connects the garment with the consumer. Miyake’s motto for A-POC has been “to clothe the human body with a single piece of cloth” and to “create clothes that anyone could wear”. A-POC’s razor-sharp geometries and future-forward aesthetics have been applauded, however, it is the secret of the fabric that makes A-POC truly captivating. In the basement of the flagship store, I saw a tube of cloth being fed into what looked like a printing press. It is in this little moment when the beauty of A-POC comes to life. The machine creates little perforated holes into the fabric in the shape of the garment. That is all that is done. All that is left is for the consumer to use their own creativity to cut into the fabric along the perforated lines, or not, to create that perfect look.This article and animated video clip by Sato Masahiko were purely ways for me to shed a little limelight on A-POC and commend Mr. Issey Miyake. =)



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