Fashion November, 15 2013

Inside The Issey Miyake Reality Lab – Aoyama, Tokyo

As if Tokyo wasn’t already jam-packed with some of the most amazing stores you can imagine, the Aoyama district receives another fascinating addition in the form of Issey Miyake Reality Lab. Stocking the more experimental and unusual creations from the legendary designer, the store will also carry Miyake’s IN-EI pleated LED lamps for Artemide, Bao Bao bags and pieces from the recently launched Homme Plissé menswear line. The store itself, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, takes its cue from laboratory environments, mixing stark lighting, glass aluminium and raw concrete with areas divided into green and blue color zones.  Yoshioka describes “the contrast between the texture of peeled wall and the futuristic coloured aluminium expresses contrast between history and future.” Head to the gallery to take a look inside.

Issey Miyake Reality Lab. 5-3-10 Minami Aomaya, Minato-ku, Tokyo