Dai Fujiwara had worked at Issey Miyake as a textile engineer before he took over as the company’s creative director. He developed the line APOC (‘A Piece Of Cloth’) with the concept of a single potentially infinite yarn spun into rolls of fabric, in which entire outfits would be cut out by the consumer. There was no sewing, no seams, no embellishment – raw material went in one end of the machine and compact finished product came out the other.

As the video above shows, Fujiwara’s passion and obsession is basic yarn; he is looking for the elemental lines of all forms, especially the human body. The clip also demonstrates how the company is continuing to explore the ideas about movement, the body and basic geometry that were first posed by Issey Miyake in the 1970s. And now compulsory look back at the long and fruitful collaboration between Miyake and the late fashion photographer Irving Penn …

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Posted by contributor 12:00 AM, August 19th, 2010 1 comment

1 Comment

  1. what a wonderful clip!

    Comment by onyaga — September 7, 2010 @ 8:55 am

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