84-year-old Tadanori Yokoo still isn’t slowing down. The famed Japanese graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, and painter has collaborated with Issey Miyake for the Tadanori Yokoo Issey Miyake collection which just launched. The project is also the brainchild of special project designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae and his team’s A-POC concept that tries to explore new methods of designing clothing.
A-POC is an acronym for “A Piece of Cloth” and is a distinctive concept of manufacturing things through a unique process of completing the design while the fabric is made from a thread. The programming technology knitting/weaving fabric by giving every thread an instruction has continued to evolve since A-POC was first created in 1998.
Yokoo is no stranger to working with Issey Miyake. Attendees of Issey Miyake’s fashion shows might have a piece of his art without even realizing it. Yokoo has been designing Issey Miyake’s invitations for Paris Fashion Week since 1977.
“The famed Japanese graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, and painter has collaborated with Issey Miyake for the Tadanori Yokoo Issey Miyake collection.”