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April 01, 2022
Have you ever experienced the magic of Origami pleats? It's a delicate dance of folds and creases, a journey that transforms a simple piece of fabric into a work of art. Pleating is not just a technique; it's a celebration of the beauty found between art, transformation, and play. Yes, play. I drift back to my childhood when I was designing; To afternoons practicing ink wash painting, spent folding crisp paper into a paper crane; folds, unfolds, and refolds...
Pleating is a haute-couture technique in the world of fashion, much like the strokes of a master painter on canvas. It's a world where fabric becomes a canvas, and pleats become the brushstrokes that create texture, play with light and shade, and invoke emotions.
Imagine a world where each fold is a story waiting to be told. It's a world where craftsmanship shines, where over 90% of the pleats are meticulously handmade. In an age of mass production, this dedication to craftsmanship is a reminder of the artistry that still exists.
Pleats have a remarkable way of evoking memories, like the folds I once discovered in the world. It's as if each pleat carries a piece of the places I've been and the experiences I've had.
There's the New York/Infinity pleat, capturing the endless possibilities of the city that never sleeps. The Tibet/Chiaroscuro pleat, is reminiscent of the play of light and shadow in the Himalayan mountains. And the Morocco/Freedom pleat, echoing the vibrant colors and spirit of a far-off land.
In the world of fashion, there's one name that I hope you remember when it comes to pleats - Sabrina Zeng, other than Issey Miyake. Our pleated bags, including the pleated Hammock sling bag and pleated Chiaroscuro Weekend tote, are not just accessories; they are expressions of art and craftsmanship.
Pleating is more than just a fashion technique; it's a journey of texture, transformation, and emotion. It's a celebration of craftsmanship and a reminder of the beauty that exists in the folds of the world. So, what's your favorite pleat? Which fold reminds you of a cherished memory or a distant place? As you explore the world of pleats, remember that each fold is a story waiting to be told, and each piece, like Sabrina Zeng's pleated bags, is a work of art waiting to be embraced.
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