FSF Scholar Paola Ricardo: Papyrus Paper Dress FNO Challenge!

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2011 YMA FSF Scholar and Pratt student Paola Ricardo was selected by the stationary store Papyrus to participate in the Papyrus Paper Dress Challenge held during Fashion’s Night Out, NYC!  To compete, Paola submitted illustrations and a portfolio which stood out among the other applicants.

Paola reflects: “The biggest challenge was to give the paper a similar appereance to fabric. It was hard to sew long pieces of paper and every piece made the dress heavier and difficult to sew in the machine.  My focus was to forget that it was paper… I learned to experiment with mixing textures using different types of paper and other materials.  In total, I used 13 roles of paper!  I had to make sure that the dress could resist someone wearing it and walking in it!”

The runway show was held Thursday September 15th, Papyrus SoHo, 73 Spring st.


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