Origami art in synergy with fashion aeshetics called “Orishiki” by Naoki Kawamoto remains simply amazing efects in the aspects of accessories. It is an absorbing yet inspiring game with geometric shapes, dimensions and unique identity.
As the designer Naoki Kawamoto explains:
“Orishiki” is a hybrid word composed of “Ori ”, taken from Origami, Japanese paper-folding art, and “Shiki ” taken f rom Furoshiki, Japanese traditional wrapping cloth which is large enough to wrap and transport goods and gifts, as well as wearing them as scarves. “ORISHIKI” is a new carrying device consisting of a single piece of two dimensional structure, constructed of triangular segments which can be folded like origami, and can wrap things like furoshiki. The geometric bag is not only idiosyncratic in its appearance but also in its highly speacialized production process. The unique process can be applied to just about any productions without losing its unique product identity.
The Orishiki is not same as any another luggage system geometric and lovely shape.
The material and system are also quite unique which is way combined folding and swallowing up volume inside.
There is big possibility of many way to use the system on many different type of luggage in the future.”
The era of glam 80’s with frontman Balmain is slowly fading away but the editorial with Iron Daria always looks so sizzlingly fresh in the lens of Mario Testino. Daria despite her hard andronygy of rock ‘ n roll lady, still presents the feminine wit. Some of her shoots resemble the charm of James Dean in the scorching sun. Take a look!
The impressive Asian inspirations showcased on Haute Couture for Spring/ Summer 2011 were the main stream of fascinations for Nick Knight’s shooting a new model Ming Xi. Her Chinese origins are the perfect match to depict Asian beauty and finest selection of Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, and John Galliano for Christian Dior creations.
CREDITS V Magazine Photographer: Nick Knight Styling: Jonathan Kaye Model: Ming Xi at Ford Hair: Sam McKnight Make-up: Petros Petrohilos Nails: Adam Slee at Streeters Casting: Michelle Lee Interview and Analysis: Alexander Fury Sound Supervision: Neal Bryant Photographic Assistance: Zoë Hitchen, James Robotham, Roo Kendall and Alex Lockett Digital Operator: Joseph Colley Styling Assistance: Raquel Franco and Max Ortega Make-up Assistance: Sofia Bermudez Hair Assistance: Cyndia Harvey Sound Assistance: Jon Emmony SHOWstudio Assistance: Ogun Gortan, Stephanie Jedrzejewski and Penny Tu Production: Charlotte Knight and Amy Ireland
Mannequin supplied by Rootstein
Thanks to Kevin Arpino at Rootstein and all at V magazine
Rad Hourani is a fashion designer with great scope of complexity and innovation. As he does not describe himself as an artist, fashion designer, filmmaker, writer, photographer or musician undoubtedly all those creative occupations absorb himunceasingly. Known for his no boundaries’ transformable and experimental style and asexual and aseasonal approach, Rad Hourani aims at timelessness of his designs with the modern spirit for anti conformist individuals.
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Both known for their predilection for unconvenional creativity designed sculptural high-heeled platform ankle booties released in 2 versions based on similar concept.