Dramatic Origami Dresses Become A Fashion Statement For Ballerinas

We’re pretty confident that as kids we all loved origami sessions, the Japanese art of paper folding to create beautiful art. The sessions used to be one of our favorite ones in school after of course, the games period. Here we learned expression in the form of art. The process gave us a doorway to portray a lot of emotions.

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Something that usually happens only in a dance form so what else could be better than combining the two? And did it ever struck you that these altered papers could actually be a leading fashion trend one day? Or that one could use origami to create life-size attires for ballet dancers?

Well if you did not, a Montreal based artist sure did. Yes, you heard that right, the duo, Pauline Loctin, and Melika Dez collaborated in the month of January, in the year 2018 in order to launch a joint effort of a combination of their ideas and imaginations- wow!

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🙅🏼‍♀️ 🙅🏻‍♀️ Ready to introduce our @plieproject at @fashionarttoronto in Toronto next month. Come discover a part of the serie Pli.é and meet us April 24th to 28th. Tickets and info available online click ➡️ @fashionarttoronto #ninjadancer @candytong12 #pliegirls #pliēproject . . . . PLIĒ Combines both dance and paper art lexicons and techniques. Expressing how both « bodies » fold and unfold through movement and flexibility showcased in a photo series. Paper Art by @misscloudymtl Photo by @melika.dez Dancer : @candytong12 of @complexions_ballet Paper : @mirriuk @legionpaper . . . . #paperart #paperartist #origami #origamiart #foldingpaper #papercraft #mtlartist #creativestudio #creativelife #paperprops #propstylist #paperfolding #setupdesigner #creativemtl #instart #art #instart #mtldesigner #designer #design #foldbyhand #ballet #ballerina #pointe #polkadots #pointeshoes #dancer

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The outcome project is labeled the ‘PLI.Ē Project’ incorporates the expertise of Dez as a movement photographer as well as Loctin’s skilled hands-on paper art. Additionally, the captivating images also showcase dancers from across the globe styled in these paper dresses.

The catch here is that each of these origami dresses was exclusively designed to match the aura and personality of these dancers or the ones who would be modeling these outfits. Dez’s responsibility primarily included fixing up locations for making sure that each click had an epic background, in order to create the most iconic series of images ever.

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🔮 To believe is to create 🔮 Ideas are the roots of creation if you imagine it, you can achieve it ♥️ #ninjadancer #pliegirls #pliēproject . . . . PLIĒ Combines both dance and paper art lexicons and techniques. Expressing how both « bodies » fold and unfold through movement and flexibility showcased in a photo series. Paper Art by @misscloudymtl Photo by @melika.dez Dancer : @candytong12 of @complexions_ballet Paper : @mirriuk @legionpaper . . . . #paperart #paperartist #origami #origamiart #foldingpaper #papercraft #mtlartist #creativestudio #creativelife #paperprops #propstylist #paperfolding #setupdesigner #creativemtl #instart #art #instart #mtldesigner #designer #design #foldbyhand #ballet #ballerina #pointe #polkadots #pointeshoes #dancer

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Most of these settings were located on the streets of New York City and the Louvre Museum in Paris. On the other hand, Loctin’s work is by large a rudimentary ballet skirt fabricated and folded in unique ways. According to Dez, there are going to be two phases that would run the project, one in which Loctin’s dresses would be worn by ballerina- models and then in stage two they would make their shoot global. The duo said that paper is an extremely delicate and fragile material to handle and thus, being risk-takers, they decided to take up this challenge.

“No matter which element we would be confronted to, water (rain), wind, we wanted to show that we are limitless,” said Dez. Their project photos are up for public display in Montreal through November 4th, 2018 onwards.

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Take care of your petit coeur ♥️ #loveyourself #pliegirls #foldingtutu . . @plieproject Combines both dance and paper art lexicons and techniques. Expressing how both « bodies » fold and unfold through movement and flexibility showcased in a photo series. Paper Art by @misscloudymtl Photo by @melika.dez Dez Dancer : @annalisacianci Paper : @legionpaper @colorplan_papers @gfsmithpapers . . . . . #paperart #paperartist #origami #origamiart #foldingpaper #papercraft #mtlartist #creativestudio #creativelife #paperprops #propstylist #paperfolding #setupdesigner #creativemtl #instart #art #instart #mtldesigner #designer #design #foldbyhand #ballerina #dancer #love #stvalentin

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The two are hoping for a similarly exciting collaboration with each other in the future. And you could be a part of their army by following them on social media. So let us just hope and pray that we get to see more of them real soon.