New York City + Paper Runway

Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined traveling to New York for a trade-show that was all about stationery. For the last two years I have attended the National Stationery Show representing the Design department with my full time job. My feet are sore from browsing this year's hundreds of exhibits showcasing amazing stationers, paper industry suppliers, artists, and designers (but also from NYC speed shopping and site seeing in the off hours.)

The NSS red carpet Paper Runway featured paper dresses created by talented up and coming fashion designers. This was an appropriate theme that was evident throughout the entire show. Stationery is a style accessory and can really express your personality through an invitation, your personal journal, note-cards, or calendars. In today's age of paperless communication it is refreshing to see by merging creativity, paper, and design, as a result, cutting edge products are still being developed. The mini trend of unexpected details with paper finishes, interesting die-cuts, and design juxtaposition add a visual interest that is difficult to represent online. The tactile dimensionality of paper is here to stay.

Here are photos from the amazing Paper Runway entries. The paper fashion ranged from embellished floral designs to paper that looked like leather.


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