High fashion has long looked to traditional Japanese artforms for inspiration. Season after season we are given new interpretations of the geisha, the kimono, and elements of Japanese architecture. This season the trend continues with origami-inspired pieces. Stiff geometries meet couture-like fabric manipulation to create truly inspired fashion.
The origami trend is affecting more than just fashion; it's even hitting home apparel. My favorites are Hannah Allijn
's curtains and Anne KyyrÃ¶ Quinn
has taken a sophisticated 50's silhouette and through folds and pleats, created an origami-meets-Audrey Hepburn dress. Oh how I love the classics! Where In The Hive: bookmark/193067
This Marc Valvo pleated silk organza dress is at the top of my wishlist! It is so utterly feminine with it's flower-inspired bodice and delicately layered hem. At just over $1500, it will sadly remain at the top of my wishlist. A girl can dream, can't she?Where In The Hive: bookmark/200330
There is just something so effortless and playful about this Sass & Bide
bubble dress. The origami-inspired print gives it the appearance of depth, while the modern cut keeps it comfortable!Where In The Hive: bookmark/195207
I often daydream of having a closet full of Zac Posen
! If I did have that closet, this satin blouse is what I'd pull out to wear today. This classic silhouette is all about the details. The intricate pleats make it utterly original, yet completely wearable.Where In The Hive: bookmark/143557
Oh how I love when the most simple garment is the sexiest! To think Helmet Lang could take a t-shirt dress and make it so enticing is genius! The sculpted origami folds add a high-fashion feel to a shirt that would otherwise be a... well, just a shirt.Where In The Hive: bookmark/175850
What's your favorite origami-inspired piece? Tell me in Comments!