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Monday 9 December 2019

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How to Wear ...

Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

...origami folds

The traditional Japanese art of paper folding was the inspiration for many designers' aesthetics for 2014. Giambattista Valli, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Proenza Schouler were amongst the big names that showcased sculptural silhouettes of origami inspired folding. The futuristic style spanned collections with artistically cut geometric couture dresses, box-like origami draping and precision pleating. Marni nailed it with a pair of origami-folded trousers but perhaps the most eye-catching use of it was seen at Christopher Kane, where intricate origami folds featured on evening dresses to splendid effect. No doubt the masters of the Nippon art form would be mightily impressed with his manipulation of fabric. Crisp and clean, origami cuts add a fresh and refined minimalism to any ensemble and transform simple pieces into architectural works of art. It's not about being zany and something as simple as an interesting asymmetric hemline on a skirt will inject a touch of Japanese sophistication to your style repertoire.

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