Ebullient ethnic

By Ingrid Fetell Lee

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So it’s finally Friday. For real this time. (You’ll have to forgive me — one month out from finishing a masters thesis tends to make all the days look the same!)

These ebullient ethnic print looks from Tina Kalivas’s latest collection really fit my Friday mood, though. All the cutting, folding, and layering transforms the vibrant prints with an effervescent new energy. It’s as if all the tiers and pleats create a third dimension to the patterns, translating their graphics into form, animating them with texture and life. The whole effect is festive, but in a very “celebrate everyday” sort of way.

I hope you’re celebrating something this weekend, aesthetically or otherwise. Happy Friday!

{via Refinery 29}

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November 6th, 2009

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    Discussion (2 Comments)

  1. jen on November 6, 2009

    wow, these are fabulous!

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  2. Lisa on November 7, 2009

    These would be such fun to wear. Fascinating convergence of origami, fashion and textile design.

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