Petra’s Paper Tricks

Petra’s Paper Tricks

In the months of 2009 with lots of lazy outfit posting, I've missed the boat with posting about Petra Storrs' wonderful work with paper that she has been doing for the likes of Sublime magazine (below) and for Paloma Faith (YouTube video below – another one that I demand you watch no matter how much you hate streamed video…).  Again old news to some but manages to slot very nicely into the paper garment trail that I've been on recently.  Like Fred Butler, Storrs is a prop/set/costume designer and art director – a jack of all sorts of magical fashion trades.  The garments she has made for Sublime magazine entitled "Optical Opulence", photographed by Rai Royal and styled by Justine Josephs is particularly stunning and makes me wonder where she sourced all those patterned paper types.  The image below mixed with a S/S 08 Steve J & Yoni P piece almost makes me want to throw myself into the reams of paper at Paperchase just to see what happens.



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  1. corrie

    2009-04-07 at 6:10 PM

    I’ve got to admire anyone with the patience to construct something like this…out of PAPER. It truly blows my mind. Those models must’ve been scared of tripping and crushing the intricate creations. Eeep.

  2. LavenyaD

    2009-04-07 at 6:33 PM

    Wow! Such an intricate origami look.

  3. cassiopeia

    2009-04-07 at 6:36 PM

    those are immense! from my post on sunday was a shop window i passed on the weekend – paper skirts and neckpieces… down the road from brompton cross. t’was lovely! really appreciating the textile-qualities of paper at the mo 😀

  4. Maverick

    2009-04-07 at 7:08 PM

    These are AWESOME!
    So inspirational 🙂
    xx. mavi

  5. ClandestineChic

    2009-04-07 at 7:12 PM

    Those creations are beautiful! You wouldn’t even think it’s paper.

  6. diane

    2009-04-07 at 7:54 PM

    Seriously, that was the coolest video ever! I loved the way they did all of those butterflies.

  7. Jenny

    2009-04-07 at 8:13 PM

    Awesome I love it when clothes are made out of paper even if they aren’t practical.
    The Factory Vintage

  8. WendyB

    2009-04-07 at 9:49 PM

    I’m imagining all the paper cuts and wincing. Beautiful work.

  9. Brigadeiro

    2009-04-07 at 10:53 PM

    Absolutely stunning! Loved the little video! Although it was sad to tear some of the handiwork up…the butterflies sequence was gorgeous!

  10. yilin

    2009-04-08 at 2:50 AM

    Petra’s work is amazing! I’ve done some creations of my own with paper. If you’re interested, please take a look:

  11. Male Mode

    2009-04-08 at 12:35 PM

    These pieces really do take ‘sculptural’ to a whole new level, such a feast for the eyes.

  12. andré

    2009-04-08 at 10:35 PM

    look for brazilian fashion designer Jum Nakao. he’s made a intire collection of paper.
    just amazing.

  13. Kahnita

    2009-04-13 at 8:53 PM

    two words: LADY GAGA

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