Thanks to designer Naoko Ogawa who provided the images of her Gather collection: a fun and versatile set of accessories that emphasizes on how we interact with our clothes.
Comprising of patterned aluminum plates in squares and circles, ‘Gather’ allows the user to create folds on a garment, even hold two or more garments together by pinching the plates on any parts of the shirt, dress or scarf, and all done to the user’s whims and fancies.
The plate transforms the style of your clothes in many different ways, depending on not only your everyday emotions, but also the pattern or design of the plate, including new patterns of the plate drawn by crush as well as metal fatigue itself. You can enjoy an unlimited amount of designs on the silver plate and clothes since they never change in the same way.
It is my intention to make this jewelry enjoyably sensual, to let your hand touch and feel your body line (or silhouette of your clothes) with this plate and then to redefine it through crushing. By doing so, you find the idea of your everyday clothes destroyed and / or turned into something new with the beautiful gathers which you could not imagine or predict. The gathers made by the redefinition of the crush creates a new body line (or silhouette of your clothes) and wraps you up for the day.
Gather is available for purchase on NJAL.