since its inception in 2000, issey miyake’s bao bao line of handbags and pouches have become a staple in the functional fashion market. fifteen years on, and the collection is still innovating, with a new group of platinum-finished products just released. to accompany the announcement, issey miyake asked japanese design studio moment to create ‘bao bao’, a seven day only pop-up store in an unstated department store.
the space is enclosed by a square mass of connected helium balloons.
platinum in color, the small forms are an odd spectacle in the
historical, stately department store. asides from their
impossible-to-miss reflective surface, each is vibrated by the constant
flow of air conditioning and passersby. chosen for their
associated lightness and geometric qualities, they are a simply
embodiment of the new line. 300 balloons are present in the pop-up