Issey Miyake‘s Pleats Please advertising campaign by Taku Satoh Designs recreated his famous pleats to look like sushi. An experiment in the 80’s resulted in a new technique called garment pleating in which the garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated. The fabric’s ‘memory’ holds the pleats and when the garments are liberated from their paper cocoon, they are ready-to wear. What a creative way to revamp a 20 year-old line.

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Issey Miyake's Pleats Please

Issey Miyake's Pleats Please

Packaging for Pleats Please

Packaging for Pleats Please

I’m happy to announce that my needle-felted gentleman bear, Nicholas has been selected as one of Stockannette‘s pick for her nephew-inspired theme on Etsy’s Treasury West. Thank you, Stockannette! Go here to view her picks!

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