Origami experimentsIt appears that I have been very quiet lately, with no posts for some time, but I can assure you that every spare moment I am working on something!
My latest challenge has been to explore design ideas using techniques found in origami. Before you start rolling your eyes, this is not the sort of origami we did as kids, with paper planes, cranes and other little animals. The sort of origami I am interested in is playing with more complex patterns and pleats.- ideas which eventually I plan to convert into my fashion designs.
Getting started took some patience and a few rubbish bins full later, here are some outcomes I have been playing with. All examples stared as a flat sheet of paper.
"Hyperbolic paraboloid"- started as flat square sheet of paper
|Hyperbolic paraboloid- started as flat square sheet of paper.|
"Water bomb design"- photo taken from front:
|Started as flat paper|
"Water bomb" design - photo taken from back:
A different "water bomb" design
"Shell" design by Tomoko Fuse
My 4 y/o daughter has a fascination with shells, so I made this to add to her shell collection
So this little experiment is a slight side track from my fashion design adventures, but ultimately it all links up together. I like to push the boundaries of design and this is helping me to think outside the box!! You can expect more examples in the near future.