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Sunday, August 23, 2015

FWI: Origami Innovates Fashion

Fashion Week Innovation

Origami is the Ancient art of paper folding, originating in Japan. The challenge is found in making a sculpture, without the use of glue, scissors, or measurement tools. It is a mathematical celebration of shapes, and the power of creativity at its finest.

With such innovation found in paper, it is no surprise that some of the fashion designers have found inspiration in origami as well. 

Christian Dior (John Galliano Haute Couture Collection 2007)

In 2007, John Galliano's Haute Couture Collection was inspired by Madame Butterfly's Cho-Cho-San and her romance with Lieutenant Pinkerton. Models faces were fully painted white with red 'geisha' lips.
Th most  innovative part of his collection, was his use of intricate origami folds and pleats not of paper but of richly embroidered satins and silks. You could almost imagine an origami paper crane, magically coming to life and becoming part of this world.

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE (“Regeneration and Re-creation”)

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is a label created by Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab team. It is a new movement of exploring the possibilities of "A Piece Of Cloth”, inspired by the ancient Japanese art of Origami.
The  clothing is innovative in their use of a mathematical algorithm, (132 5.)
(Explanation of 132 5):

1: Represents a single piece of fabric.
3: Represents a three-dimensional shape.
2: Represents the three-dimensional shape that can be flattened into a two-dimensional form.
5: Represents the fifth dimension. The fifth dimension, is the precise moment when the garment is worn on the body and comes to life. "through the communication among people.” -Issey Miyake

All clothes are made using recycled PET products, sometimes in combination with other recycled fibers.

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