Australian Artist, Kate Miller-Heidke, wearing a custom made PAPEL (PAPER) wearable.
This wearable has over 290 folds. It features handmade Nepalese and Japanese paper.
The Japanese Chiyogami paper (Water Lily) used was purposely selected for this wearable as the blue in the paper matches the extraordinary colour in Ms Miller-Heidke's eyes.
Carly Findlay, wearing PAPEL (PAPER) at Melbourne Fashion Week.
Access to Fashion was an inclusive fashion show that hit the runway at Melbourne Fashion Week in 2018. It was founded by Australian writer and activist, Carly Findlay.
Almost 20% of Australians are disabled and as part of the push for more inclusion in the fashion industry the extraordinary activist Carly Findlay knew it was time to shake things up by organising a stellar collective of runway models teaming up with Australian designers.
PAPEL (PAPER) had the great honour of collaborating with the show’s stylist Donna Cameron to create over 20 paper wearables for the show.
"mamá, a woman needs to feel beautiful!" - said the Boy whilst folding paper
Our unique paper wearable service:
Seeing our creations worn beautifully just makes us happy. Our paper wearables are all about making you feel spectacular! From the smallest pin to the most magnificent headpiece, our pieces are completely individual and designed with love.
Corsages, pins, buttonholes, belts, headpieces – whatever you need to finish your outfit or make your day complete. We will happily work with you to design and fold a special, lasting piece that lets your unique style and personality shine
Primero (firstly), we talk about you and your occasion.
We view your garment. We talk about how you want to feel
We then illustrate a design and do a "paper pull"
A "paper pull" is when we select from our fine and handmade paper
The design along with the paper pull is sent to you for your approval
Then we go into a folding frenzy to create your bespoke paper wearable
All of our wearables are hand-fixed in either a matte or gloss finish to protect your custom piece
All PAPEL (PAPER) wearables come packaged in a gold PAPEL (PAPER) box.
"Mire el mohawk.2" - Look at the mohawk.2
A custom made PAPEL (PAPER) wearable for the performance launch of Cello Riot album. Featuring Japanese Chiyogami and Nepalese paper from our friends at KAMI Paper.
"Mire el mohawk" - Look at the mohawk
A custom made PAPEL (PAPER) wearable for Cello Riot performance at River & Wren Markets.
"mi frida" - my frida for photo shoot
Lotuses and one Fritillaria. One of the very first paper wearables the Boy made.