APOC designs

October 5, 2010

Just learned about Japanese Designer Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara and their interesting concept for the A-poc designs. A-poc designs use the concept of reducing fabric waste by using ALL of the fabric to make a garment.

what is ‘a-poc’ ?
overlength sweaters, dresses off the roll –
‘a-poc’ is based upon miyake’s first design concept,
a piece of cloth, is a new and unique suggestion
for everyday life, which goes far beyond the
boundaries of fashion.
it is made using an industrial knitting or weaving
machine programed by a computer.
this process creates continuous tubes of fabric
within which lie both shape and pattern.
the customer cuts sleeves and skirts
exactly to the length he wants.
it is an idea that totally overthrows the existing
standards for making clothes.
‘a-poc’ is made in a sequence in which thread
literally goes into a machine and re-emerges as
a piece of clothing, an accessory, or even a chair.
this interactive new method not only reduces
leftover fabric but also permits the wearers
to participate in the final step of the design of their
clothing: they determine the final shape of the product.
mass production and custom-made clothing,
seemingly opposing ideas, become compatible with
each other through the wizardry of technology and
the fire of imagination.








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