Laser Life

Monday, 16 May 2011

Papel Picado (or 'Perforated Paper') is the traditional Mexican Folk Art in which, thin sheets of tissue, or paper are folded and hand cut to create intricate designs. The craft is most commonly used to create banners and decorations for famous holidays and celebration such as Día de los Muertos.

With the invention of the laser cutter, we have seen this craft grow and manifest into something spectacular. People are using this method to transform everyday good's into something special, like these AMAZING cupcake wrappers by Paper Orchid

It's not surprising that fashion designers quickly jumped on board with this trend too, creating elaborate designs using laser cutting

...But he method is not only used to create the most delicate, intricate designs- who could forget the Victor & Rolf creations for their SS10 RTW Collection!

Here are some great shots, photographed by John Olins, of the dresses modelled by Magdalena Frackowiak from the February 2010 issue of 'Dazed and Confused'

"With the credit crunch and everybody cutting back, we decided to cut tulle ball gowns" - Rolf Snoeren


(ps. It's not an intentional thing for me to name blogs after The Blood Brothers songs, but Hey! If the shoe fits...)


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