Anne de Grijff, origami addict or folding genius?

Anne de Grijff, origami addict or folding genius?

Jul 19, 2013 |  by  |  Fashion
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Sabrina (who is old as fuck) has more energy than a Duracell bunny, and uses it to dance in the newest clubs, eat too much junk food, play all the videogames, examine apps and shop - even though she has more than enough clothes. Sorry Earth.

Anne de Grijff is known for her graphical design. Graphical, not graphic like Nieuw Jurk. This collection was inspired by the way Dutch women in the 18th century presented themselves to the outside world. But there was nothing old fashioned about the show.

As an atonal classical music piece started (composed especially for the show by Giorgos Daskalkis), the first model strutted down the catwalk. A long skirt, her hair dark and hanging straight as an arrow beside her face- except for a little bump. It was like her hair was folded. And sure enough, things started to make sense. This entire collection was build up from geometrical shapes- even the way the models walked back on the catwalk. It had to be hard for the photographers, but nonetheless looked great. Especially at the end of the show – keep in mind, normally I despise new ‘ways’ of walking up and down the catwalk.

18th century time machine

There were a lot of layers, and silky tops. These tops looked folded, and here is where we take our little time machine. You see, back in the 18th century women used the folds in their clothing to represent where they came from, and also that they had a linen closet at their house, and thus a clean home.

Finally a reason for never ironing my clothes again; behold, I too, have a closet!

I was a bit worried that after steaming one of the pieces (which I was wearing in my head during the show) would lose its shape and was curious to see if they used some sort of chemical process. It turns out, they’ll use stitches for the collection once it hits the stores. Good on them, I’d hate having to make conscious folds into my blouse like making an origami bird. Neither would the guys I reckon, because de Grijff showed men’s and women’s fashion indeed.

All in all I’ll advice you to start saving some serious dough and look at the pictures on your own risk. I’m already bankrupting myself mentally for that dress with the low-cut back.

Pictures below courtesy of Marjolein Scheer via Backstage Fashion Reports, feature image courtesy of ©PiXinDigital.

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