Whilst browsing Trendland.com at college the other day I came across the work of Swiss artist Stephanie Baechler.
Inspired by curtains, plastic bags, wrapped objects, pleated fabrics and creased blankets, Baechler used the technique of hanging various pieces of fabric from a white wall, photographing them and then printing the resulting image onto fabric. She then cut and draped the printed fabric on a model to create garments with interesting an confusing surface decoration.
It's a really clever and effective technique. The fabric gives the illusion of having creases and pleats that aren't actually there. I'd definitely like to give this a try sometime! Hopefully I can find a way of incorporating it into a project.
For a better understanding of how it's done I recommend watching the video.