Raw-edged concrete walls, angular black railings and jewel-bright clothing. The interior of the first flagship store for Homme Plisse Issey Miyake is not only minimal and contemporary, it also has one particularly unusual highlight in the corner: a large silvery gray machine devoted to creating the pleated textiles synonymous with one of Japan’s most iconic designers.

The rare presence of a pleating machine steals the show at Homme Plisse Issey Miyake /Aoyama, which opened its doors earlier this month in the Minamiaoyama district of Tokyo.

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