Fold is a comment on memory, society, consumerism and a host of other massive topics. Dramatic silhouettes flow elegantly and effortlessly in a series of pieces that present creases, pleats, ruffles, and layered folds and explore the essences of texture and shape.
Referencing the way drapery has been used by painters to convey movement since the Renaissance, Fold is fascinated by the way fabric is folded depending on the particularities of the human condition. Informed by a knowledge of art history, the collection narrates differences in a series of folds: a neat fold in the medieval Dutch portrait, a careless fold in that of a merchant sitting for a renaissance painter - these tell the story not just of a person's mood but also their historical moment.
Combining with the history of painting, the collection also investigates the writings of Georges Perec's and his exploration and documentation of the everyday and "that which is generally not taken note of, that which is not noticed, that which has no importance". Referring back to Perec's work, household cloths, folded bedsheets and hair scrunchies are used as motifs throughout Fold - not only for their ability to capture qualities of form, light and atmosphere, but for their material and everyday presence.
- - Handcrafted in London
- - Body: 100% soft lamb leather from deadstock
- - Lining: 100% Alcantara lining from deadstock
- - Magnetic closure
- - Puffy resin handle
- - Pleat and crumple detail on body
- - Blind embossed Completedworks logo
The handbag is available in one size only. The height of the piece is 130mm(5.12 inches), its width is 100mm(3.94 inches) and its length is 240mm(9.45 inches).