The sculpturally dramatic - Issey Miyake

New concept: 3-D steam stretch from Issey Miyake spring 2016 collection - fabric-tech breakthroughs. A fabulous variety of pleat techniques, everything from spiraling pleats created via heat-sensitive thread and the application of intense amounts of steam to a puckered check.

Creases programmed into fabric were brought to life by the application of steam, create a quilting visual effect, that used the same thread and the same steam to actually tailor coats according to an algorithm woven into the underlying material.  Super-textured, but not knitted, not pleated, and as light as air.