Gallery: Egle Cekanaviciute’s Pl...

Searching for clothing with room to grow? Look no further than Egle Cekanaviciute's six-piece "Seed" collection, which doubles as a series of wearable planters. Using potato sacks and tailor's muslin, the LIthuanian designer deftly manipulated familiar silhouettes to accommodate a sprawling assortment of living flora. Beneath the superficial whimsy, however, is a profound sentiment about human creation—specifically, our fundamental helplessness against "the power of nature."

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When asked about her inspiration, Cekanaviciute offered a poem by way of explanation:

“A seed can’t help but rise up
from the darkness where it lays.

It has to.

It must sprout upwards,
It must see the sun,
It must unleash all power
stored within itself.”

By toying with the traditional construction process, Cekanaviciute was able to create “plots” for the seedlings

By toying with the traditional construction process, Cekanaviciute was able to create “plots” for corralling the soil and seedlings, which she describes as “growing carelessly in the various parts of garments.” A sleeve is no longer just a sleeve, nor a pant pocket just a pant pocket. Rather, the deconstructed elements become a form of shelter and “carrying construction for the shooting sprouts.”

Talk about daring, creative fashion that’s a breath of fresh air.

+ Seed

+ Egle Cekanaviciute

[Via Design for Mankind]

One Response to “Egle Cekanaviciute’s Plant-Filled Couture Doubles As Wearable Planters”

  1. yulia says:

    FYI, Egle is a female name…..

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