jum nakao's paper dresses... May 6, 2011
It’s Fashion Week here in Sydney, and even though I don’t know the first thing about fashion, I thought a paper fashion post would be mighty fine right about now.
Wow, aren’t these paper dresses so beautiful? I’ve been staring at them all night. It’s rare to see paper draped like that, as if it were fabric. Brazilian designer Jum Nakao has mastered the art of paper fashion. This dress collection made its debut in 2004 at Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week, in a paper themed runway performance titled Sewing the Invisible. Unbelievably at the end of the show, the models were told to tear up their dresses (yep, this brought a tear to my eye also) “as a reminder that fashion is a medium and not an end in itself”. (Quote sourced from Perfect Paper)