concept & compilation by Miranda Tsui
“A distinctive feature of Chinese culture, and one which I find contrasts most poignantly with the Western way of thinking, is its emphasis on essence rather than form and its subtle sense of the implicit. The Chinese believe that the beauty of an object does not lie in its eye-pleasing appearance, but rather in the significance it embodies.”
- Miranda Tsui
Clothes are made for the human body. Flatness Folded explores traditional Chinese clothing and Western tailoring, offering a glimpse of a particular set of visual characteristics and styles of Chinese fashion. ‘Flat and fold’ is a Chinese clothing concept. The 23 innovative garments in this volume transform this traditional concept: the fashion makers — all in Hong Kong — have reinterpreted and delicately adapted this and other ancient Chinese clothes-making ideas and forms into a new expression for modern living.
Flatness Folded is a noteworthy documentation of flat-tailored garment construction, with texts, drawings and photos.
FLATNESS FOLDED - A Collection of 23 Contemporary Chinese Garments, Miranda Tsui
H 190mm x W 240mm
English with Chinese
Japanese, French translation