Interview to Colombian artist Diana Gamboa. Diana has been able to reinterpret Origami, a traditional Japanese art (the art of folding paper sheets), applying it to fashion. www.glamjam.co
Folding Paper: the Infinite Possibilities of Origami exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum
Folding Paper | The Infinite Possibilities of Origami The exhibition also examines the relationship between origami and art, science, and mathematics, and demonstrates its tremendous impact in areas as diverse as space exploration, medical research, and fashion design.
Kanzashi for bride
IN-EI is a new collection of table, floor, and hanging lamps by fashion designer Issey Miyake for the Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide. The fixture’s material is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and diffuses light beautifully. “IN-EI” is Japanese for shadow, and with the pleating of the
An origami covered piece of Japanese porcelain dress created by John Galliano for Christian Dior.
Dress Yohji Yamamoto (Japanese) ca. 2001-2 wool, synthetic, cotton
Japanese fashion innovator Issey Miyake and his R&D design group, the Reality Lab, have created a line of eco-conscious "origami clothing" made from recycled PET fabric. Each garment is made from a single piece of fabric, which is folded flat into one of ten basic collapsible patterns.
Gal Feldman has captured the spirit of the ancient Japanese art of origami in which paper is folded and pleated.