From woven tapes and spacer fabrics to geometric patterns laser cutted or printed and A-POC process, this is the overwiev of three dimensional textiles.
A-POC making by Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, it is made using an industrial knitting or weaving machine programmed by a computer. This process creates continuous tubes of fabric within which lie both shape and pattern. Each tube contains the finished shirt, skirt, or pants, which need only to be cut out along the faint outline already woven or knit into the fabric. This method requires no sewing, thread goes into the loom, and the dress comes out.
The complete garment system’s advantages lie in 1) a further reduction in materials beyond even fully-fashioned production by eliminating seam allowances and 2) faster time to market by eliminating the need for sewing any components.
Originally the prototypical A-POC fabric was a knit combination of wool, nylon, and polyurethane. In later incarnations, Miyake and Fujiwara created a more complex weave made of 100% cotton. The team later added elastic for flexibility, woven in layers to lend stretch.
The softly padded and embroidered textile of Talma chair by Benjamin Hubert for Moroso;
Innofa Stretch Textiles for Lazy Bastard’ by Montis;
The screen printed fabrics by Mika Barr;
The organical shapes by Anne Kyyro Quinn Barr;
The seams of Dress chair By Anna Von Schewen for Gärsnäs;
3D spacer fabric for Slow Chair by Bouroullec brothers for Vitra Home Collection;
The laser cuts by Camilla Diedrich;
Thermoformed expanded polyethilene for Impronta bag by Makio Hasuike for MH Way;
Interlaced pattern of woven cotton tapes;
Folded fabric configuration by Issey Miyake.
A-Poc process by Issey Miyake.