SO PLICATURE / PLIVOLANT
PLIVOLANT is a range of ornaments and outfits designed from a multitude of pleated silk bands of different widths, built on the body by molding. This allows to create volumes. The sculptural effect combines flexibility and versatility of forms and uses.
The strips are first cut in white silk twill and folded with iron. The folds are built with the needle centimeter by centimeter and then tied with a thread. items are then dyed in the color bath. After drying, all the yarns are removed. The released fabric reveals graphic lines and 3 dimensional effects.
A new thread is folded to build the volumes and hold the tapes between them.
Each module consists of 18 folded strips. The pleated ruffles are held together on the underside with a construction wire. Each element is then put in volume by molding and fixed permanently.
Collars and helmets emphasize the strict lines of the folds, while the dresses and blouses combine the right-weaving and the bias of the fabric.