Autumn Winter 2013 collection
by Jaimee McKenna

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Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

Layers of blue fabric pleated into origami-like patterns bounced down the catwalk at Central Saint Martins graduate Jaimee McKenna's Autumn Winter 2013 show.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

Knitted from lambswool, the fabric were felted to create a more rigid material that could be creased into tessellating pleats in various styles.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

"I found an image from a 1950s Vogue of an elaborate pleated skirt that had such structure and presence," McKenna told Dezeen. "I then developed my own felt that would hold its structure but still have a beautiful drape once it was pleated."

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

The pleating allowed clothes to concertina when the models walked, creating movement through each of the layers.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

The blue colour used for the entire collection was inspired by an ultramarine shade first mixed by post-war French artist Yves Klein.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

A couple of garments were dip-dyed in a darker hue, influenced by swatches McKenna experimented with during her first year of study.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

Extra bands of folded material formed chunky armbands or belts, with tights and shoes matching the dresses.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Jaimee McKenna

As part of the same Central Saint Martins graduate show at London Fashion Week earlier this year, Eilish Macintosh presented outfits tied up with knotted lengths of rope.

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  • Concerned Citizen

    Ohhmmmm. I guess it works if they want to look like accordions.

    But my question is, whatever happened to attractive models?

  • http://www.lockhartkrause.com.au Jesse LockhartKrause

    Beautiful, I would love to see a woman walking down the street in such colourful and striking clothing. It would certainly bring happiness and a smile to my face.