By  on September 7, 2010

PARIS — Issey Miyake, the Japanese innovator behind Pleats Please and A-POC (“A Piece of Cloth”), has again pushed the boundaries of fashion design with a new concept based on three-dimensional origami.

The line, cryptically dubbed 132 5., is based on patterns generated using a software program developed by computer scientist Jun Mitani which creates 3-D shapes from a single, flat sheet of paper.

The resulting clothes, rendered in a recycled polyester fabric, fold flat into striking geometric shapes that are overlaid with sheets of colored tinfoil, producing abstract patterns once they are worn on the body.

 

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