Firdos Begum

Firdos Begum
Firdos Begum

Firdos Begum

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2020

Signature Project

Architectural Origami

An item I have always wished to create is a wedding dress, specifically, one that is an evolution of the already extravagant Pakistani couture. I began to look at designers who had already manipulated the orthodox wedding dress, adding to, or even subtracting from, the usual elements of trails, sleeves and skirts, to create statement pieces. Christian Dior was ultimately, my prime inspiration, that I chose to delve into, and research. A trope that motivated me in the creation of my own garment was the origami like structures of many exclusive wedding dresses. I wanted to pose a challenge for myself by somehow merging the archetypal embroidered and sequined lenghas of Pakistani culture, and ironically, marrying it to these flamboyant, more westernized outfits, with a focus on structure, yet embellishments to compose a piece that was a hybrid of stand out components from works of both my cultures. Using architecture to inform my work I created origami shapes from paper and fabric allowing me to develop those simple shapes into refined crisp folds and clear detailing.

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