11 posts tagged Dress
11 posts tagged Dress
This incredibly awesome and wonderfully creepy Robotic Spider Dress is the result of a collaboration between Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht and Austrian software developer Daniel Schatzmayr. The dress features arachnoid legs mounted on the wearer’s shoulders that move whenever the dress senses nearby movement.
“Schatzmayr’s obsession with hacking hexapods, along with Wipprecht’s established ability to craft fashions that defy convention resulted in this nightmarish hybrid reminiscent of the Borg Queen’s unsettling robot spine host body. As a Halloween costume, the Robotic Spider Dress would win every time, but as a piece of fashion, it might actually be an early look at practical robotics-enhanced garments.”
Japanese artist Rie Hosokai of Daisy Balloon creates awesome dresses using balloons. His latest pieces were constructed as part of ‘Piece for Peace’ - a charity art exhibition at Parco Gallery in Tokyo that runs until January 9, 2013.
[via Design Boom]
This is Widow, a stunning gown created by Susie MacMurray
The dress is made of black Napa leather and more than 94 pounds of adamantine dressmaker pins (approximately 100,000). While you cannot actually wear it, you can view the dress at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Power of Making exhibition in London through January 2, 2012.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
“The unique hair wedding dress was created from 250 meters [820 feet] of hair extensions, tens of thousands of individual hair wefts and different pieces of hair, 1,500 crystals and 12 underskirts. A team of eight people put in around 300 hours of work, over a period of 12 days, to complete the dress, but all the effort paid off when their creation was finally finished. “This was a chance for us to show our creatively and originality and it’s a fantastic feeling to see the finished product. It’s fair to say we’ll probably not see another dress like it for a very long time,” Ryan Edwards said. The hair wedding dress weighs just over 75 kilograms [165 pounds] and is a size six.”
We recently shared a 7 foot Gundam suit made entirely out of paper. Here’s some more awesome papercraft with a different flavour:
Artist Susan Stockwell uses paper to create elaborate and impressively detailed dresses.
Here you see a close-up of the Money Dress from 2010, stitched together using paper money from all over the world and based on the style of dress worn in the 1870’s by British Female Explorers in honour of their historical significance.
Below that is the Empire Dress from 2005, a life-size Victorian style dress made from maps of the British Isles.
Miss Malaprop models her handmade stuffed animal dress.