Entfaltung by Jule Waibel

'Collapsible structures reflect how our world is constantly changing', says Waibel.

The graduation project of Jule Waibel from the RCA, London playfully touches on the contemporary themes of portability and nomadism in design.

Entfaltung – a German word meaning to unfold, expand or develop – is a collection of geometric, three-dimensional garments and accessories created using folding techniques. These collapsible structures in pastel shades reflect body movement and the changing requirements of daily life.

In the collection, a dress changes shape according to body movement, a bag expands to become a dramatic arm piece and an umbrella gives the illusion of a more solid structure with pleats and folds. All the objects are created using Tyvek®, a lightweight water-proof and tear-proof synthetic paper.

Waibel’s Making Of film that accompanies the project, gives a candid insight into the work that goes into graduate projects. Filmed as a time lapse sequence in her studio, the film indicates the long hours of trials and testing that students put into their final year.

Images courtesy of Jule Waibel

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