Rock A POC
If you haven't heard about APOC yet, start hearin' now. APOC is Issey Miyake's latest and greatest creation, and about the most amazing thing to happen to fashion, or even manufacturing, since the Jacquard loom. Through some unimaginably complex computer-controlled wizardry, Miyake is able to weave entire garments in one pass. Yes. When the fabric comes out of the loom, all the seams are integrated into it. The wearer cuts out the garment, trimming it in the way that fits them best. As an added bonus, garments can be re-trimmed later, since the weave somehow locks, and will not un-ravel. So if the summer comes around, just trim the sleeves off your shirt. DesignBoom and Wired both have great descriptions of the process. And check out Japandesign for more amazing pictures. Lets just pray that Issey and Peter Testa don't start working together.
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