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  • Karin Galvão

    What has Plato's work got to do with fashion? Ask Amila Hrustic, a fashion design student in Sarajevo. In her “Plato’s Collection”, she presents five hand-made dresses inspired by the geometries of the Greek philosopher. Five, just like the Platonic solids.

  • Judit Török

    geometric shapes

  • Adelle Roe

    Amila Hrustic Geometric Dresses Platos Collection 2

  • nervous jessica

    paper dresses by Amila Hrustic "Plato's Collection"

  • shaun travers

    While most of us have forgotten the basics of high-school geometry, Sarajevo student-designer Amila Hrustic finds inspiration in the ancient branch of mathematics. "Plato's Collection," an assortment of origami-esque dresses made from paper and textiles, (Kirin Rinehart, october 2010)

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The collection consists of five unique dresses handcrafted from a combination of textiles and paper. The main inspiration for the entire Collection is located in Platonic solids. Plato, the great Greek philosopher, studied what we now call “Platonic solids”. No one knows who first described the shapes of these bodies, perhaps early Pythagoreans, but some, including Euclid, say that it was a close friend of Plato’s Theaetetus.

The collection consists of five unique dresses handcrafted from a combination of textiles and paper. The main inspiration for the entire Collection is located in Platonic solids. Plato, the great Greek philosopher, studied what we now call “Platonic solids”. No one knows who first described the shapes of these bodies, perhaps early Pythagoreans, but some, including Euclid, say that it was a close friend of Plato’s Theaetetus.

amila HRUSTIC: Plato's Collection (Milan Senic (Dresses construction), Irfan Redzovic (Photography), Lana Pasic (Model))

The collection consists of five unique dresses handcrafted from a combination of textiles and paper. The main inspiration for the entire Collection is located in Platonic solids. Plato, the great Greek philosopher, studied what we now call “Platonic solids”. No one knows who first described the shapes of these bodies, perhaps early Pythagoreans, but some, including Euclid, say that it was a close friend of Plato’s Theaetetus.

Credits: Milan Senic (Dresses construction), Irfan Redzovic (Photography), Lana Pasic (Model)

paper dress - 70 odd years ago my mother and her friend dressed up in a similar piece for a costume party. I will find the picture to show my kids someday

★ Paper Spine Dress by students of the Pratt Institute

Knoll Fabrics This circa 1966 wall hanging titled Spheres is by Ross Littell.

this goes beyond something i want. its something i need.

Black and white striped silk evening dress, circa 1975, Madame Grès (Alix Barton), French.

Tine de Ruysser - Wearable Metal Origami - "I have developed an innovative flexible metal-textile composite. Has the appearance of a rigid multi-faceted metal object because most of the surface consists of metal platelets, yet is extremely flexible as it contains textile hinges. ... I tested its properties & suitability for use in a range of design disciplines by designing a series of wearables."