JAPAN
132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE was the development of the "Reality Lab", whose purpose, according to Miyake is to develop "designs that reflect and address the way people live today".  The numerals of the name each have their own meaning.  The number "1" refers to the fact that one piece of cloth can become three-dimensional ("3"), and be refolded into its two-dimensional ("2") state again.  The number "5" after the space signifies the temporal dimension that comes into being after the clothing is worn by people.  This brand is a creative outlet by which Issey Miyake continues his long history of exploring and challenging the existing boundaries of creation and manufacturing.

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