Paper Dresses

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Stunning examples of paper clothing are not made for your paper doll.  These paper dresses and set designs were created for the March issue of luxury fashion magazine, Madame, by London based illustrator and set maker Hattie Newman working  in collaboration with photographer Matthew Brodie.



Madame Magazine chose the dress story so they went to work designing dresses. “We really wanted to create something beautiful from a material that doesn’t normally lend itself to being draped and shaped on a living being, it had to be apparent that it was paper”.


Each dress seems to highlight a different trait of paper. One multi-colored dress is composed of tightly interwoven streamers, while another dress, also made of streamers, shows off paper’s pliability as it billows behind the model. One dress (well, half-dress) is cleverly crimped and seems to be spilling forth from an over-sized pencil sharpener. But it was the intricate mushroom-shaped dress was the most challenging, requiring 16 panels elaborately cut with lacework to seamlessly put the dress together.

I imagine rainy weather might do to these. YIKES!

Read more about the process at  http://matthewbrodie.com/blog/

Have an infinitely modern day!


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1 Comment

  1. Neith

    Oct 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    These show both the strength and fragility of paper. Love them!

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