Thursday, May 21, 2009

Paper as Couture: Katsuya Kamo

I have been thinking about paper the past few days: folding origami cranes from colorful Japanese paper for a greeting card idea that's stuck in my head. This is followed by my search on YouTube for more intricate and impressive paperfolding. This then reminds me of Katsuya Kamo, a brilliant artist & paper wizard recruited by Karl Lagerfeld to turn the Spring 2009 Chanel Couture show into a spectacle in white. What Kamo and his assistants created for this show was nothing short of breathtaking - all white flower hair and head pieces for a couture collection itself almost completely white. These intricate assemblages of flowers are made out of PAPER, paper. Incredible.

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