Miyake’s 132 5 collection that is included in the new display perviously won Design Museum’s Fashion Design of the Year in 2012. The pieces in the collection were made from recycled plastic and were inspired by a series of mathematical experiments carried out by a Japanese academic. The new display at the museum is centred around inventive uses of plastics and recycled materials in the design world. The exhibition features over 3000 fascinating design objects that range from the early Modernism of the 1900s to the cutting edge of contemporary design. It will be part of the museum’s display until its move to larger penises in 2015.
“Issey Miyake’s work tries to find a balance between the practical and the beautiful, a concept that is as relevant today as it was when he started the fashion house,” said the exhibition’s curator Gemma Curtain. “His constant experimentation with both forms and also production has kept him at the peak of international fashion and design.”
The exhibition will open to the public January 30th; find out more HERE