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fashion October 10, 2018 01:00


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Issey Miyake brings it new collection of “Me” tee-shirts and bags to downtown Bangkok

 Based on the concepts of light and compact, easy styling and easy care, the me Issey Miyake collection came into the world at the beginning of the 21st Century to provide T-shirts for our times. Now the brand is taking those same concepts a step further with the launch of a pop-up “Real Tablet” exhibition that runs until Monday at Siam Discovery.

Crafted to accentuate the pleasure and individuality of everyday living, the “me” line combines multi-directional elastic stretch pleats, cutting-edge techniques and innovative materials.

The “Real Tablet” comes alive in a larger scale with clothes and bags just waiting for fashionistas to discover them. 

Stretch Pleats is an iconic item of me Issey Miyake. Instead of just vertical pleats like its sister brand Pleats Please, it boasts very fine horizontal pleats that allow this fun-filled T-shirt to stretch in two directions. As the original size of the fabric before pleating is about four times as large as the finished product, it can be worn by anyone, no matter how skinny or plump they may be. It is also machine-washable and dries quickly, making it the perfect accessory for travelling.

Innovative techniques are used in the striking and vivid contrasting colours of the autumn and winter 2018 collection. “A-Poc Pleats” is produced by using the technique of a machine that can knit cylindrically. The design of a garment is knitted while the fabric itself is being knit, allowing the creation of a garment just by cutting it out from the fabric. It is less fitted and softer than Stretch Pleats. The name is an acronym for “A Piece of Cloth” and refers too, to the idea of “epoch”.

From the strange looking yet familiar style of the “Solid Bag”, comes a bag smooth in texture, sturdy enough to hold its form when expanded, and dyed a variety of bright and refined colours. These features are made possible by a unique making process, where the bag is knitted from a special thin yarn, treated to shrink a quarter of its original size, and then dyed to finish. 

The process requires an extensive amount of time and work so only a limited number can be produced per day.