Steam Stretch At Issey Miyake
Set against the backdrop of a landmarked cast-iron building in the TriBeCa, the New York ISSEY MIYAKE flagship store features a titanium intervention by Frank Gehry that winds throughout the space.
The US flagship store features all ISSEY MIYAKE collections - ISSEY MIYAKE, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, HaaT, CAULIFLOWER, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE,132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE, and HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE.
ISSEY MIYAKE is a place in which to experience the thrill of new discoveries and the process of making clothes; a place for new talent, the unexpected, and the excitement that lies within the power of creation. In honor of the second annual New York Textile Month, ISSEY MIYAKE will feature a display of their proprietary textile, Steam Stretch.
This AUTUMN WINTER 2017 collection, titled “Chromatic Fantasia” was inspired by the spectacular beauty of the Aurora Borealis, expressed through various colors. The series “AURORAS” further pursues this lightness through our Steam Stretch technology, layering colors that release an aurora-like shimmer.
STEAM STRETCH TECHNOLOGY
The “Steam Stretch” technique starts with a single piece of cloth in which creases have been incorporated in advance using heat-reactive thread. By the simple application of steam to the cloth, the fabric that is at first flat, instantly transforms to take on a three-dimensional form with countless surfaces, following the contours of the designed creases. Using stretchable thread, both vertically and horizontally, in the weave, it enables the fabric to be stretched or shrunk in any direction.
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