Director Joel Kerr and stylist Alexandra Bickerdike joined forces with dance collective 7Circles, producing a short that builds upon the label’s ties to origami
At Paris Fashion Week, Issey Miyake stunned with The Square and Beyond, a sculptural collection marked by generous pleating, raw textiles, and an angular silhouette. It built upon the concept of the “rational shape,” where endless potential could be teased out from the blank slate of the square.
One of the label’s strengths is its dedication to letting materials behave how they want; Miyake worked perpetually with the grain, allowing historical methods to shine, for an end result markedly natural and precise. On that note, Creative Director Satoshi Kondo embraces the Japanese practice of origami—trading paper for fabric, but otherwise abiding by the art form’s principles of playfulness and attention to form.
Here, Document presents a short by Joel Kerr, inspired by Kondo’s standout show: Makiko Aoyama and Takeshi Matsumoto of 7Circles—a performance troupe guided by traditional art practices and a dedication to sustainability—showcase Issey Miyake’s Fall/Winter 2023-2024 garments at their finest, demonstrating the potential of the label’s simplicity.
Talent Makiko Aoyama and Takeshi Matsumoto at Club Origami. Hair Liam Russell at JWA. Make-up Jimmy Jones using Byredo at JWA. Director of Photography Joel Kerr. Sound Design Nicko Franklin. AC Jake Webber. Stylist Assistant Serena Park, Federico Cantarelli. Production Image Partnership. Producer Eli-Rose Sanford. Production Assistant Zac Peskin.