Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wrapping Paper Fashions

Recently via Twitter I was introduced to Vivid Wrap Ltd., located in Bath, England. The company's decorative papers are gorgeous, and yes, printed in such bright and beautiful colors, the name is an apt description.

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Created by Professor Marjorie Lee Woo

While checking out Vivid's Facebook page, I was delighted to come across photos of paper fashions created by professors and students from the LIM College of Fashion and Visual Merchandising in New York.

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Created by Alexis & Lisa Michaelides

They used Vivid Wrap to create couture apparel for the first Paper Runway competition sponsored by Kate's Paperie at the National Stationery Show this past May.

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Vivid's papers are handmade in India from recycled cotton that is screen printed, also by hand, with water-based inks.

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Created by Edin Guiron

After many years of working for Hallmark, Steve Williams launched Vivid Wrap in 2007. Gift wrap, bags, and boxes are stocked in fine British stores and museum shops, and the company is expanding to outlets in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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Created by Gina Mercatili

In the video you'll see Vivid papers being created... it's a fascinating process to watch, and as an avid piano jazz fan, I have to say I sat back and enjoyed the music too. A nice little break at this busy time of year.



photo credit: Steve Williams

11 comments:

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

I loooooooove the second one! It's uber cool!

Maureen said...

I love beautiful papers. These are wonderful!

SUGANTHI said...

So brilliant the colours are! I buy handmade paper if only to admire them.So nice to know how it is made. It is a joy working with them they are so much more flexible and durable than ordinary paper.

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Great colors and imaginative designs!

Baukje said...

beautiful paper creations have you made ​​me love your work!
Greetings Baukje

Sandy D said...

Fabulous, as usual! So much talent! I'm looking forward to my Sephora stop this weekend, weather willing. Will let you know what I find ;)

Ann said...

some very interesting designs there.

aureliaeugenia said...

Hard work with remarkable results.With such designs and colours ,the inspiration comes quicklier,I guess.
Thanks for sharing and have a very
HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMAS !
aureliaeugenia

Melissa said...

So pretty! I love paper. :D

chillin with Quillin said...

Awesome beautiful papers and designs!!!!
Paula

Anonymous said...

What lovely printed papers and fashions!! Vivid Wrap...a great name too.
Licia

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