Rockstar

The OWN Magazine and Issey Miyake Laundromat

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: • References: isseymiyake.co.jp & selectism
Own Magazine and Issey Miyake have teamed up to create ‘Laundromat,’ an exhibition in Osaka. The designer’s store in Japan has been converted into a launderette come art gallery for some of the magazine’s hot editorial photographs.

The walls of the boutique have been covered with rows of images of washing machines and clothes dryers for the exhibition. Enlarged photos from New York coin laundries and village clotheslines authenticate the laundromat feel.

Miyake has also designed a drawstring-topped bag with the OWN logo for the occasion. It’s perfect for carrying your laundry, or designer duds you may happen to buy.

The show runs until December 25th 2008. Stats for Fashion Launderettes Trending: Older & Chilly
Traction: 6,730 clicks in 318 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Fashion Launderettes
Related: 74 examples / 57 photos
Segment: Females, 12-55
Comparison Set: 27 similar articles, including: detergent-free washing machines, futuristic laundry stations, and laundry machines turned into stomachs.