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I left the fashion industry in body 7 years ago, but have not yet managed to fully extricate myself in mind. I like to pretend not to care about what colour is hot and who the hell Cara Delevigne is, like it is some insult to my intellect. But I do care…a lot.

London Fashion Week has just come to close. I no longer decorate the front row of shows at Somerset House, so devouring style.com (and the like) from my office down the road must suffice. Here are some of the pieces I particularly love and will covet until they are rendered irrelevant by the SS15 season shows in September of this year.

J. JS Lee Autumn Winter 2014

Jean-Pierre Braganza Autumn Winter 2014

Jean-Pierre Braganza Autumn Winter 2014

Daks Autumn Winter 2014

Eudon Choi Autumn Winter 2014

Jasper Conran Autumn Winter 2014

Holly Fulton Autumn Winter 2014

Emilia Wickstead Autumn Winter 2014

John Rocha Autumn Winter 2014

1205 Autumn Winter 2014

1205 Autumn Winter 2014

Richard Nicoll Autumn Winter 2014

Nicole Farhi Autumn Winter 2014

Nicole Farhi Autumn Winter 2014

Temperley London Autumn Winter 2014

Mary Katrantzou Autumn Winter 2014

Mary Katrantzou Autumn Winter 2014

Issa Autumn Winter 2014

Peter Pilotto Autumn Winter 2014

Anya Hindmarch Autumn Winter 2014

I am obsessed with paper arts at the moment, origami in particular. So much so, in fact, that I made an origami Valtentines Day card for my boyfriend. I thought I would share with you some stunning examples of paper art that I have come across.

Peter Gentenaar | paper artistof paper and things: paper arts | paper art installationMorana Kranjec | Dario Cuci folding fabrics in fashion, fabric manipulationPaper sculptureA life-size hummingbird paper sculpture.Paper jumperpaper installationFace Sculpture#paper #artFashionIntricate Paper Frocks - This 'Pratt + Paper & Ralph' Pucci Exhibit is Sure to Amaze (GALLERY)Paper Installation

Other than the Selfridges shop window designs, nothing generally grabs my attention when walking down Oxford Street. This morning however, was a different story. Bershka, (a shop I visited once to never return again) had in it’s front window a picture of a geometric dress which looked to be made out of folded paper; a piece so striking I got off the bus to take a closer look. The designer was Jule Waibel. I know, I’d never heard of her/him either.

Jule Waibel is a London and Stuttgart based German designer. She studied product design at the German University of Applied Sciences and in 2011 moved to London to study an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2013. Waibel´s work is influenced by the geometry and simplicity of the Bauhaus. She combines objects, fashion and performance with a focus on geometric shapes. With her two brothers, Waibel founded clothing and lifestyle label VIOVIO ltd. where she acts as fashion designer and art director for the brand.

The image that caught my eye this morning was of a piece taken from her “Entfaltung (unfold/expand/develop): 25 dresses for 25 cities” collection for Bershka. Check out the images and blurb for the collection below. I’m obsessed.

Collapsible structures reflect how our world is constantly changing. My response is to use folding as part of my design process. A particular folding technique can transform simple sheet materials into three-dimensional objects, with the additional capability that they can expand and contract. A dress which changes its shape according to the movement of the body, an expandable bag and an umbrella are all made of Tyvek®, a lightweight water- and tear-proof synthetic paper. The project celebrates the beauty to be found between geometry, transformation and play. Their elegance, efficiency and beauty enhances my life on the move.








All images taken from http://julewaibel.com/