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Miyake eco-friendly origami line beats Duchess wedding gown at 'design Oscars'

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Miyake eco-friendly origami line beats Duchess wedding gown at 'design Oscars'

Post by Jalloul Lebanon on 25.04.12 7:18

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  • Enlarge PhotoThe 132 5. collection from Issey Miyake received the Fashion Award at the Design Museum Awards







Japanese designer Issey Miyake received the Fashion Award for his eco-friendly, origami-style 132 5. collection at London’s Design Museum Awards on April 24, beating fellow nominees including Sarah Burton and Phoebe Philo.
The
awards honor designs and designers across a wide variety of
disciplines, including architecture, furniture and fashion, with winners
from each category, and one overall winner, chosen by a panel of
experts.

In the fashion category, Burton had been nominated for the wedding gown she created for Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge,
while esteemed creators such as Mary Katrantzou and Phoebe Philo had
also been in the running for a prize -- but the innovation behind
Miyake’s collection ensured a victory.

Created with the assistance of software that creates flat geometric
shapes from single sheets that open into 3D creations, the 132 5.
collection comprises wearable dresses that can also be folded flat,
origami-style. This isn’t the first time the art of origami has inspired
the fashion world, as Belgian designer Alexandra Verschueren scooped
the main prize at the prestigious fashion and photography festival in
Hyères with an origami-inspired collection back in 2010.

Miyake’s 132 5. collection also boasts green credentials -- dresses
are made out of recyclable materials such as polyester processed from
plastic bottles. This is particularly on trend at the moment, with
labels such as Paul Smith, Lanvin and Armani embracing sustainable
fashion as part of eco-fashion campaigner Livia Firth’s Green Carpet
Challenge. Firth famously wore an Armani gown partly made from recycled
plastic bottles to the Golden Globes back in January.

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