Great expectation awaits the Issey Miyake + Fujiwara reversible jeans woven from a single thread. These high-end dungarees, called “Jupiter,” will debut in a new exhibition “Skin and Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Opening on Sept. 24.
“Jeans are like bread or water for human clothing. Everyone wears them every day. But sometimes it’s boring. This is the gate of entrance for us. We are thinking of something general to make new,” explains Fujiwara. Nice sentiments and with a dash of avant-garde madness that we’ve come to expect from Issey Miyake it sounds like we’re all in for a treat.
Miyake and Fujiwara have been collaborating for many years now. In 1998, Miyake embarked upon a new project called A-POC (A Piece of Cloth) with Dai Fujiwara and a team of young designers. Together they are challenging the way in which clothing is made using new processes that harness computer technology directly connected to industrial knitting or weaving machines to create clothing beginning with a single piece of thread.