Walked into one of the Issey Miyake shops on Omotesando yesterday afternoon and walked out with a piece of origami. The 1325 Collection is kind of boggling, because all the skirts and pants etc. fold down to beautiful flat pieces of geometry. The summer offerings are all made of precisely folded gray and black and white fabric, with metallic ink screened on when each piece is folded down flat. When they’re worn, though, what looks like a big swath of bling turns out to be little points of sparkle tucked randomly into corners.
As an added bonus, the whole collection is made from recycled plastic bottles.
Stateside, the 1325 Collection is sold at the Tribeca Issey Miyake store in New York (119 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10013, Tel. 212.226.0100)
Jonelle Patrick is the author of novels set in Tokyo…
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!