Zhuxuan’s abstract designs will make you feel like you’re wearing origami

Inspired by the complexities of paper art and microorganisms.

May 14, 2018

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There's a fine line between abstract couture and something that looks like it was constructed during a craft night, and Australian designer Zhuxuan does it seamlessly. Inspired by folded and pleated structures of origami paper art and organism shapes seen under a microscope, Zhuxuan creates conceptual clothing that challenge the limitations of fabric and silhouettes, while also encouraging the wearer to examine their relationship to their spatial surroundings.

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It's high-brow in its concept and execution, and the work translates into massive layered structures, all full of delicacy and imagination. Zhuxuan's designs appeal to the bold and boundary-pushing, which makes sense that the line has found fans in the likes of Kelsey Lu and Björk, who have both worn the line's accordion-like designs in their performances. See some of Zhuxuan's work below, and follow the line on Instagram.

Thumbnail via Kelsey Lu's Instagram.

Zhuxuan’s abstract designs will make you feel like you’re wearing origami