- design with paper maps 2012 -

2012 was "the year of Mercator". To celebrate 500 years of Gerard Mercator, born in Rupelmonde, Belgium, in 1512, the city Kruibeke and Rupelmonde organised a range of events. I was challenged to make a garment using paper maps. I wanted to create something textured and light, but also elegant and an outfit that at first sight didn't look like it was made from paper.
Julie De Bleser, mercator, atlas, paper, fashion