Cabinet of Curiosity are textile/costume artist Caroline Collinge & architect Edmond Salter.
They work with paper materials & techniques to make exhibitions, installations & participatory arts activities for commissions with heritage sites, arts organisations, museums & the community.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Peter Stigter photograph of paper origami costume, Fashionclash Maastricht

A photograph of my origami costume installation by Peter Stigter. Very fortunate that Fashionclash had such an eminant photographer involved in the exhibition who photographed all participants work.
I was playing around with scale and using stitched paper origami to create a floral design on the skirt piece that I combined with my paper origami dress. I'd like to add more stitched pieces to this particular piece and create a trompe l'oeile affect.

Saturday, 5 June 2010




I've been showing some work in Maastricht at an event called FASHIONCLASH which aims to show work that crosses disciplines related to fashion. The work is being exhibited in a large warehouse on the outskirts of the city and is a really beautiful space. It's been interesting to see the styles of work produced outside of London and it has been an opportunity to connect with other designers across Europe. The one dissapointment is that my name has been mispelt in the catalogue and publicity flyer - not good considering this is meant to be an expo. The spelling seems to be a Dutch translation of my surname: colligne.
I was also prevented from taking photographs of the dinosaur window display (shown above): the manager of the department store thought that I posed a security risk. I've read about photographers being prevented from taking street photography in London, but I hadn't realised that other European cities were being equally intolerant. Since I take inspiration from street scenes for some of my design work this is a worrying trend.
I'll post up photographs of the exhibition in a few days...