8 posts tagged Dresses
8 posts tagged Dresses
For a school project entitled “Wearable Art” Karina from Virginia designed and created this splendid dress out of 196 ramen packets and some chopsticks. Ramen guru Matt Fischer estimates that the cost of the materials used to make yourself a ramen dress would only be about $20. Plus you’d get to feast on ramen for weeks.
We’ve seen a marble sweatsuit and marble sculptures that appear to be made of crumbly styrofoam, now please marvel along with us at these lovely lightweight, airy dresses on hangers waiting to be worn. Only they won’t be worn by anyone because they’ve been painstakingly carved from Carrera Marble by Edinburgh, Scotland-based sculptor Alasdair Thomson for a series entitled The Identity Collection. Each piece is based on a garment donated to Thomson by a friend or family member.
Anyone who has spent time with a guinea pig probably knows how much they love to eat vegetables and endless piles of hay. (Pretty much more than anything.) But did you know that some guinea pigs also like to dress up in stylish clothing and headwear that reflects their unique personalities? Perhaps that’s why Japanese designer Maki Yamada opened an awesome online shop called Guinea Pig Fashion. There you’ll find a variety of clothing and fashion accessories custom-made for cavies. It’s undeniably cute and delightfully strange.
For the cavy who fancies lovely blonde locks topped by an adorable hat there’s the Straw Hat + Blonde Hair Extension.There are all sorts of pretty Dresses and Kimonos. The stealthy pig can don a tiny Ninja Costume while the more generally active and sporty pig has a selection of adorable Tank Tops< from which to choose. There’s even a frilly Guinea Pig Wedding Dress and White Veil, which pairs perfectly with the Guinea Pig Wedding Tuxedo with Base Tank Top. (But we caution you to keep an eye on those brides and grooms. It takes barely the blink of an eye for two guinea pigs to turn into six.)
These gorgeous dresses are part of an awesome series entitled Wearable Foods. Created by Korean artist Yeonju Sung, each of these beautiful garments was elaborately made of edible materials such as red peppers, eggplants, bananas, green onions, lotus roots, white radishes, tomatoes, and red cabbage. The bottom two pieces are made of bubble gum.
While one may categorically define Sung’s good-enough-to-eat collection as sculptural foodwear, it is just as much a photographic series. The artist explains, “I create my own world of reality by generating a completely different set of images that contradict the conventional notion of food and clothes. As time goes by, the food from my work do go through a progression of disappearance due to the nature of food and gets gradually changed into the hideous state fading its shape and color in the process…”
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.
Japanese artist Rie Hosokai of Daisy Balloon creates awesome dresses using balloons. Her 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]
Yes! It’s time for another trip to the Duck Fashion Show!
"Ducks take part in a fashion parade with a difference at a Family Show in Sydney, Australia. Showing off some eye-catching apparel, the supermodel birds waddled their way down the catwalk, much to the delight of the audience. The pièce de résistance of the show came when a duck bride and groom decked out in all their finery made their way down the aisle."
[via Incredible Things]