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Sharp Origami Outfits

Charles Youssef Designs Womenswear with Bold Shapes

— June 17, 2010 — Fashion
Designer Charles Youssef has degrees from Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins under his belt, but what excites me most is his bold origami-esque ensembles that fashion pirate Lady Gaga was seen wearing.

Charles Youssef's stark designs focus on bold shapes that are tailored to the modern working woman. Take a look at the gallery for photographs of Youssef's spirited M.A. womenswear collection styled by Kim Howells of Dazed & Confused.

Implications - Architectural influences are becoming more prominent in essentially every facet of design -- and for good reason. The creative outlet is an integral part of the design world due to its versatility and adaptability. Creating styles that are structural and still wearable is a great way for businesses to grow expand their level of exposure.
Trend Themes
1. Architectural-inspired Fashion - Designers are incorporating architectural influences into their fashion designs, creating bold and structural garments.
2. Origami-inspired Fashion - Origami techniques are being used in fashion design to create unique and artistic clothing pieces.
3. Tailored Working Women's Fashion - Designers are focusing on creating clothing designs that are tailored to the needs and preferences of the modern working woman.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Design - The fashion design industry can explore incorporating architectural or origami-inspired elements into their collections to offer unique and visually impactful designs.
2. Women's Apparel - The women's apparel industry can capitalize on the trend of tailored and stylish clothing designs that cater to the needs of the modern working woman.
3. Creative Outlet Products - Companies in the creative outlet product industry can create and promote products that allow individuals to experiment with architectural or origami-inspired fashion designs.
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