I made this dress for a theme party "vices and vertues", I choose the wisdom virtues and made a dress from book pages.
First, I went to a second hand book shops, not to by a book for his contempt but for it's number of page.
-"Which is the biggest book I can get for 1£? please." Then I have to destroy the book which I found quite criminal according to my literary background.
|the nightmare of the intellectual|
Paper is quite an interesting material to experiment with,it's not the same than sewing fabric, it's more fragile and rigid at the same time. In a way it's coming back to the origin of clothes because a dress is a first made from a pattern which is paper.
For this dress, I was inspired by the art of origami and the beautiful geometrical shapes this can create.
I was also inspired by the trend in the 60's of the paper dress in the United States. In 1966, the company Scott Paper create a paper dress to promote its own products without knowing it was going to launch a trend of multicoloured clothes in the wake of Pop art.