tokyo: homme plissé issey miyake store opening

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avant-garde fashion brand issey miyake first launched its pleats please line in 1993, offering fashion-forward women a new and innovative sense of style through modern silhouettes created with intricately pleated fabrics. little over two decades later homme plissé was launched, a fashionable equivalent for men with a similar fashion perspective. issey miyake has now pushed this men's line into the global limelight with the opening of a dedicated boutique in daikanyama, a shopping district in tokyo known for its abundance of independent fashion boutiques. situated amidst the neighbourhood's maze of alleyways, the homme plissé issey miyake store occupies a two-storey, and slightly trapezoid, concrete building.

the interior design, created by acclaimed tokyo-based designer naoto fukasawa, makes brilliant use of the building's concrete shell. thin black beams have been inserted, in a different pattern on each floor, and creating an intriguing spatial effect. these beams simultaneously serve as clothing racks. additional furnishings are sparse, and features a single display and a staircase that visually blends into the playful interplay of the aformentioned beams. the new homme plissé issey miyake boutique carries the full range of men's apparel items. location: 19-8 sarugaku-cho, building t2a [daikanyama].

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