Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Before Christmas we were encouraged to work with paper to create collage ad sculpture as an alternative way of drawing and capturing the qualities of our collections. I find paper a highly diverse and interesting media to work with and the intricate work of paper artists always fascinates me. This new interest in paper combined with my trip to Japan gave me greater awareness of the craft of Origami. Origami is certainly a transformation, a metamorphosis. At first I really wanted to work with this craft for our Brixton transition fashion project but having a chat with Georgie, we decided it was too unrelated to Brixton and we felt it more important and relevant to look for inspiration within this area. Also, architecture can be key in informing origami shapes but we did not feel that Brixton offered any sculpturally interesting buildings. It is however an interest I would like to keep for future reference.
Fabric origami at the Royal College's Work in Progress exhibition.
Photos of Avant-Garde Fashion
Lady Gaga in Thierry Mugler.
Catalogue from Coltejer fabric company in Columbia, 1973.
Gareth Pugh, Autumn 2008 Collection.
Andre Lima, Spring 2009 Collection.
Marchesa Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.
Paper designs, Petra Storrs.
Geomorfos by Mauricio Velasquez Posada.
Issey Miyake "132 5"
It’s this multidisciplinary process that lends the collection its name. The number “1″ refers to the single piece of cloth used to make each item, “3″ to indicate its three-dimensional shape, and “2″ to the fact that it can be flattened two-dimensionally. The single space denotes the time between the completion of the folded form and the moment someone puts it on, while “5″ signifies the concept’s multiple permutations.
132 5. Issey Miyake is set to debut in Japan this fall. (Ecouterre)
Amila Hrustic Plato's Collection.
The Paper Dress by Jolis Paons.
Yuliya Kyrpo, Upcycled Origami Dress.
Anne Marie Skjoldager Jensen.
'External & Internal Photoshoot' by Anastasia Timoshkina.