zaterdag 7 juni 2008
The work of fashion student Leonie Smelt is on show in Platform21 = Folding. Most pieces in her collection Unfold are folded and not sewn. She especially designed these patterns for you to create her pieces at home; for your doll or when enlarged for yourself.
Worldwide, designers and hobbyists are happily sharing instructions through online communities and websites like YouTube. Paper is mostly the starting point, but the ever-evolving technique of folding is also applied to other materials.
Platform21 presented a cross-section of the current developments in the world of folding. On invitation of Platform21, showpiece designer Zoe Bradley installed one of her fantastic one-off dresses, never shown before in the Netherlands. The sculptural dress of folded paper showed the unlimited possibilities of folding.
Architect Sophia Vyzoviti is the author of the books Folding Architecture and Supersurfaces. In Platform21 = Folding she explained how the hand and mind coordination of folding leads her to create unpredictable, innovative forms applicable to architecture, fashion and product design. The amazingly constructed shoes of Marloes ten Bhömer literally lift folding to a higher level – one on heels to be precise.