Sunday, May 30, 2010

Garroudi's paper like folds

Image source Check out these paper like folds by Pierre Garroudi. The repetitive use of folds creates an amazing and textural fabric.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rock your Socks off in these shoes

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Andreia Chave is Brazilian footwear designer. She has pushed the boundaries of our perceptions of footwear and experimented with new materials and forms... Pretty rocking shoes!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

This Season's Folds

Commes des Garcon Haider Ackermann Gareth Pugh

Here are some more folds in fashion from the runway fall/winter 2010-11

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf's collar to skirt pleated outfit

Viktor and Rolf never fail to amaze. Check out these garments from their recent fall/winter collection.... that is some serious folding

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Selfridges store in Birmingham The water pavilion from 1997 by Lars Spuybroek in the Netherlands

Blobitecture comes from the term blob architecture, coined by architect Greg Lynn in 1995. This style of architecture describes an organic, bulging, curvilinear structural form. Soon after Lynn’s discovery of blob architecture many designers began experimenting with this new form.

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Folding in architecture describes a fluid formless style of architecture, that removes the true angles and distinguished wall, roof and floor perceptions that we associate with a building. For the first time the floor, wall, and ceiling not only had the same colour, but become part of the same surface. ‘The fold’ meant a reduction of difference, as all floors became less and less distinguishable. Similarly Deleuze explores the fold as a continually multiplying device. He states that the fold holds no definition; there is no focal point, rather a device that goes out to infinity. The blob architects mutated, morphed, blurred and folded basic shapes into ‘flowing sequences of surging contours’ (Quinn 2003, p.210). They seek a more organic way of living

Monday, May 10, 2010

Leonardo Glass Cube

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The Leonardo Glass Cube in Bad Driburg, Germany, blurs and morphs architecture, interior design, and landscape. A white web-type structure covers and enfolds a large glass box. The white web structure spills and morphs into its surrounding landscape, as well as morphing through the walls into the interior of the building.

Unfolding Fashion

Deleuze’s concept of the fold denotes a form of continuity, fluidity, malleability and infinity. Fashion designers and architects alike are developing, unfolding and pushing our original perceptions of design and have moved beyond the definable and habitual structures we are so familiar with.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Continuous Fold

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‘Complexity is the fold that as it is unfolded opens up further folds, which in being unfolded reveals further folds. What this means is that there can be no real beginning and, usually no real end’

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stylized Sculpture

Rei Kawakubo Junya Watanabe Issey Miyake

Stylized Sculpture is a contemporary Japanese fashion exhibition from the Kyoto Costume Institute. Some amazing designs and the photography, by Sugimoto, capture the garments’ shadows, lines, and fullness of form.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Junya Watanbe

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Japanese designer Junya Watanbe is constantly producing inventive and experimental looks. She has transformed the ‘puffer jacket’ into a high-fashion garment through folding, pleating and draping.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Backland Amazing!!

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Sandra Backland is an amazing designer, especially when it comes to creating new form, using interesting materials and experimentation.... oh and check out the folding!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Paper Stylin'

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Check out these graphic formations!!! Stylist and art director Petra Storrs takes the art of origami to a new level. She uses the concept of paper folding through her styling to create graphic and stunning forms. She truly blurs the lines between fashion, art and architecture.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Paper Exhibit

Image 1 Check out these amazing paper inspired garments. They were displayed at the Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp in 2009. Great use of form and texture.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Ever-changing Fold

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The fold describes an activity that is ever-changing, thus suggest the idea of impermanence. This structure created by architect students at Cambridge University explores ideas of disposability and transformation.