Sarajevo-based designer Amila Hrustic based her latest collection of clothing on the platonic solids, producing a set of delicate handmade dresses, each one exploring the cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron or icosahedron. Entitled Plato's Collection, the series is made from paper and more suited for "fashion editorials or the theatrical stage" than for wearing. The garments are made by hand, or, as Hrustic puts it, without "any machines or things that could damage body or nature." We wonder about this—paper is made by machine, after all. It's a little bit sad that designers feel they must resort to the myth of the handmade as being automatically more sustainable. We wonder how wearable these could have been if rendered in a different material. They might have been more supple, had a longer lifespan, or been worn casually.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.