The Art of Pleating

Pleating is a unique art and technique, always renowned on the top of fashion and used by renowned haute-couture brands. While in Armenia only classic pleating is used, this art develops world-wide. 

International trainer and expert Aline Kaljian, co-founder and CEO of International Pleating Beirut, shared her knowledge and experience in modern pleating technics and peculiarities with Armenian designers. Aline Kaljian pleats for such renowned fashion brands like Kenzo, Ashi Studio, Elie Saab, Krikor Jabotian, Zuhair Murad and many more. She enthusiastically shared not only technical details of pleating art, but also world fashion trends in pleating and details of haute-couture collections, featuring pleating.

In a fantastic atmosphere of creativity and mix of English, Eastern-Armenian and Western-Armenian languages, 15 Armenian designers dived deeper into the art of pleating. As a result, 9 of them included masterfully pleated pieces in their subsequent collections and brought new products to the market.