Contemporary design studio we+ has designed a window installation for ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2018 collection which will be featured at Matsuya Ginza from April 11th to April 24th.
The tokyo-based design studio has hung 70 textile strips in colors selected from a printed series of the icelandic landscape. We+ created the installation as an organic space, resembling the breathing of living creatures in the forest. Using steam stretch fabric for the textile strips, the studio then connected them with motors to allow them to vertically expand or shrink, either in unison or randomly.
A material originally developed by Issey Miyake, steam stretch fabric weaves creases into a piece of textile with the use of heat reactive thread that shrinks when steam is applied to the garment.
The inspiration source of ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2018 collection is rich nature of Iceland.