Papyrus holds a paper-dress runway show
Fri Sep 16 2011
Last night, we popped over to paper-goods purveyor Papyrus, where a fashion show inspired by greeting cards took over the Soho store. Invitees schmoozed and sipped champagne while perusing the new line of handmade 3-D cards ($28) created by Project Runway alum Rami Kashou. To help celebrate the stationery collection's launch (and close out Fashion Week), Papyrus invited students from the Pratt Institute School of Art & Design to submit sketches of wearable dresses made entirely from the store's wares. Six winning designs were chosen to be produced and walk the runway; among them was an Alice-in-Wonderland dress featuring a card-and-box--constructed flared skirt, a mermaid dress designed to look like scales and leftover fishing net using various types of wrapping paper and Organdy ribbon, and a royal-blue evening gown constructed from periwinkle wrapping paper and various gift cards that was presented as the grand finale. But our favorite of the bunch was 19-year-old Semaj Bryant's gothic ensemble constructed of motorcycle cards, ribbon, tissue and a lightweight cotton fabric.