Practiced since the Edo Period of the 1600's,
the exquisite art of paper folding is a significant
part of Japanese culture. Origami butterflies were made to represent the bride and groom at Shinto
wedding ceremonies. Samurai warriors exchanged
gifts adorned with noshi, a good luck totem
made of folded sheets of paper.
The Origamist, in Silk Purse, is
a creative exercise in geometry and patterning, culminating in a graceful cardigan. Artistically
unparalleled, this piece folds into myriad interesting shapes—wear it long with elegant drape, wrap both ends behind the back, or throw one (or both) lengths over the shoulder. The possibilities are all
luxurious, with each configuration finding you
wrapped in a lush textural experience.