The new Issey Miyake boutique in Kyoto causes fashion and history to intertwine. Japanese-based designer Naoto Fukasawa injects the label's contemporary wear into a 132 year old townhouse. One could say that the project bears a history-preserving element. The building is termed a Machiya— a traditional structure for Kyoto, which is "becoming scarce", according to Dezeen, as it requires high maintenance and expensive upkeep.
In creating the new space for the Issey Miyake boutique, Naoto Fukasawa sought to sustain the building's antique value. To create a "tranquil and elegant atmosphere," the designer focused on the interior and rearranged the space to boast an open-concept layout. Thanks to the monochromatic and industrial materials that compose the interior, the colorful Issey Miyake offerings stand out exceptionally well.
Photo Credits: Masaya Yoshimura
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