German designer Jule Waibel has created a set of 25 dresses, all for Bershka flagship stores in different cities. Jule creates her dresses in the style of origami, starting with a large sheet of paper and hand-pleating it into forms and shapes that fit the body, and create a nice pattern for the dress. Each turn can take as long as 10 hours; with attention like this, no wonder the dresses look amazing.
As a sculptural exhibition, this thing rocks. But god forbid anyone wear it for real because right now this isn’t quite we expect to see at the beach, or at the pool, or at the pond, or anywhere else. Floaties combines a conservative swimming dress with an inflatable raft that just wouldn’t let its wearer drown. Floaties boat dress is the work of Australian designer Jacqueline Bradley.
Gentlemen, if you have a girlfriend who is happy and willing to wear this dress, you have a keeper. And ladies, if your man appreciates the Gameboy tube dress you wear, that guy is a keeper. It is probably like a test of geek compatibility and passing it means you win. The fact that it looks good surely helps the case of this dress. Available on Etsy for $65.
Looking surprisingly passable as “decent” wedding dresses, these are all made of toilet paper. The dresses were made for Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest by Cheap Chic Weddings. The image on top was the submission from Susan Brennan, which won the top prize of $1000. She made the dress using 4 rolls of Toilet Paper, hot glue, and packing tape. The second and third images show the runners-up for the competition. Also, God help those brides if someone decides to pop a bottle of champagne too close to them.
Insects seem to be an odd choice for dresses, but this is no ordinary dress. The dress was worn by legendary theater actress Ellen Terry for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth. The passage of time saw the dress deteriorate, including loss in strength of the fabric and missing jewel beetle wings that had fallen over the years. It took nearly 1300 hours, and a whole lot of insect wings to restore the dress and give it back its greenish beetle glow.
Fashion designer Ryan Novelline has made use of children’s books to create this stylish gown. The skirt is made entirely out of illustrations from Golden Books sewn together in metallic golden threads. Bodice of the dress is made out of foil spines from the books.
Enough cannot be said about the importance of presenting food the way it is meant to be. Sometimes, things just end up being weird, like some of the dresses here. Granted, some of them look interesting, even worthy of wearing, but then they also manage to look completely off-putting and scary. The dresses are the work of artist Sung Yeonju, who evidently finds joy in converting food to dresses.
Artist Charlie Bucket‘s fluid-filled knitted dress has a network of rubber tubes knit into it. Various computer-controlled pumps work to push dye through these tubes, giving the dress a colorful appearance, and creating fascinating patterns and shapes throughout this wearable artwork. The patterns are partially controlled and partially random, though the wearer would have to carry along a pump to chug the dye and water through 600 feet of tubing used in the dress.
The wearable metal origami shoulder cape looks more like armor a modern-day MMO would have your character wear. It looks sufficiently badass, and with a few lighting and graphic tweaks, it should be ready for a game. Of course, the girl in the picture doesn’t carry it off as armor very well, but that’s also because Tine De Ruysser made the copper and polyester shoulder cape for her PhD at the RCA. I, on the other hand, have been playing too many games to qualify for an education.