MIYAKE TO OPEN STORE IN TRIBECA
NEW YORK — Issey Miyake is on the move.
The designer firm has signed a lease for a 15,000-square-foot space in the TriBeCa neighborhood here.
The space, to be called Issey Miyake Tribeca, will be designed by architect Gordon Kipping of the New York firm G TECTS LLC, in collaboration with renowned architect Frank Gehry. Miyake has long been a fan of Gehry’s and approached him about working on the space. The two met at Gehry’s Los Angeles offices where they conceptualized a plan that leaves the landmarked building’s exterior untouched. However, the three-story interior will be constructed around what a company statement describes as “a Gehry intervention.”
The building, at 119 Hudson Street on the corner of North Moore Street, will house Miyake’s U.S. headquarters, which will relocate from its current location at 3 West 18th Street. There will also be shops for its three main apparel lines — the signature collection, the Pleats Please diffusion line and A-POC, Miyake’s newest venture, as well as a private lounge and stockroom. This location will be the U.S. debut of A-POC, a make-it-yourself format whose letters stand for “A Piece of Cloth.”
Issey Miyake Tribeca is scheduled to open this fall.