– PRICKLY BLOOM SERIES –
While teaming up with deepdesign‘s Raffaella Mangiarotti and Matthew Bazzicalupo, Elena created textural and prickly textiles for series of headwear and a neckpiece. Each accessory was produced by repeated elementary folds using both paper and Tyvek – a paper-like water-resistant fabric.
Together with deepdesign, Elena utilized Tyvek to create this ornamental headwear functions as a hat, necklace and earrings.
– JACROKI BODICE –
Elena pursued her foldings further in the form of a bodice made of Jacroki: a type of sustainable fabric made from natural fibers and recycled paper fibers manufactured byOkinawa and designed by Michael Ruffin.
– ORIGAMI VASE COVER IN JACROKI-
Prickly Bloom photos by Park Mino, Francesco and Marco Roveta Pelà
Jacroki Bodice and Origami vase cover photos by Elena Salmistraro