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Hand-Pleated Clothing Inspired by Architecture

A 2013 graduate of Central Saint Martins, Vivien Chong presented a graduate collection full of hand-pleated pieces that were inspired by the architecture of Steven Holl, whose work always seems to masterfully play with light and shadow. Entitled Pleating Architecture, the collection also pays homage to other contemporary architecture, as well as modern art, like sculptures from Alyson Shotz.

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The sculptural works not only utilize hand-pleating, the layering of materials and impeccable mixture of textiles make each piece truly a dreamy work of art.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.