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— by Danielle Demetriou: The silver machine hums quietly as it sets to work: two large rolls of white paper slowly rotate as an orange top as inserted between them, its alignment guided by green lights, before emerging on the other side just minutes later – perfectly pleated. This is a spectacle that will now unfold regularly at the first flagship store for Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, which has just opened its doors in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama district…

Image: A pleating machine is installed at Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, the brand’s new boutique in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama district, designed by regular collaborator Yoshioka Tokujin

July 22, 2019