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Concept | T R A C E S

Paper has been my passion without me knowing it for a long time, but in september 2019 I was invited for a 480 birthday of Moulin du Verger in France - a paper mill that still works and makes exceptional paper for conservation and art. I saw all the process how the rag paper is made in a traditional way. It was a mind-blowing discovery for me to find out that paper was made out of old city bedsheets and how in old times paper mills would recycle the waste of old fabrics into paper. It is a beautiful way to make expeptional things in ecological respectful way.

Here is my first presentation from week 11 Implications and applications to get to know the idea of my project.

And here is my second version of the presentation at the Mid-Term presentation:

5 Ws who, what, when, where, why


For people that are sensitive to materials, texture and stories. Look for Avant-Garde yet minimalistic look. Caring about our Environment.


TRACES is a project about memory, life and time. It's a garment made from a material that is all around us yet forgotten - PAPER. Artisanal traditional paper from Japan and France are used during this project.

Three identical garments will be created and worn by three different people for three days in order to create unique traces. At the end of the 'life performance' we will see three different outfits that changed depending on their wearer's habits and activities.


The Final presentation of the project is End of March. Available in offline and online stores from May 2023.


Garments from the project TRACES will be available in online store of TRADITIONAL FUTURES brand and offline store 'De La Luce' in Montpellier.


  • Environment. As a fashion designer from a polluting industry I feel responsible to produce with the least environmental impact as possible.

  • World Heritage. The knowledge of fabricating traditional long fiber paper is slowly disappearing. My goal is to create a piece that preserves and supports artisans around the world and the precious knowledge of hand paper-making.

  • Appreciation of the Process. To learn to feel the time and to love the process. Wearing a paper garment and creating wrinkles and traces is a way to be part of Process Art ('Process art is an artistic movement where the end product of art and craft is not the principal focus; the process of its making is one of the most relevant aspects if not the most important one'-Wiki)

References projects, research papers, expos, performances etc

Paper-like materials: Tyvek (made from plastic, very resistant, used for medical and housebuilding protection) Martin Margiela used it for a garment that was widely taken as it was made from paper.

Last update: 2023-07-09