Recycling + Fashion = Cardboard Couture

Art and Design students at Strode College in Somerset, England flex their creative skills during their first week at college by working together in small groups designing costumes using simple recycled materials in just a day and a half. The Cardboard Couture project finishes with a catwalk show of their work in front of other students and staff.

One professor describes the impact the project has on students:

Duncan Cameron, Strode College’s Sculpture Teacher, said: “We always kick of the year with a project to warm up the students’ creativity after the summer holidays and to get them working together. They’ve shown great design and construction skills and created some fantastic costumes using only recycled cardboard, brown tape, paper and string. We’ve had a great time working with them - watching their ideas develop and their confidence grow. I think we’re in for a great year of art and design at Strode.

Click here to view a gallery of Cardboard Couture costumes from 2012. They’re all awesome, but we’re particularly fond of the Corpse Bride costume seen above being modeled by Emma Deacon of Street.

[via Neatorama]