edible fashion

Rotterdam Students Turn Fruit, Vegetable Waste Into Durable "Leather"

FRUITLEATHER The resulting textile, according to de Boon, isn’t unlike animal leather, with slight variances depending on the type of produce used. “Every centimeter is unique.…

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TourDeFork's 3D-Printed Rings Turn Food Into Fashion

With TourDeFork’s three-dimensionally printed rings, you can have your cake and wear it, too. Designed for the December 2014 issue of Italy’s… …

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Portland Farmer Jacinda Martinez Turns Vegetables Into Edible Fashion

Artist and designer Jacinda Martinez began playing with her food to make bold and beautiful statements about slow fashion, in a beautiful series she calls Fashion in the Raw. Based on…

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Australians Love Beer So Much, They Made a Dress With It

The “Beer Dress” is more than a homage to Australia’s favorite pint. Created by Nanollose, the same Perth-based firm that transformed red wine into clothing, the frock…

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Hoyan Ip Turns Food Waste Into Buttons, Buckles, Other "Bio-Trimmings"

Waste not, want not: that’s the philosophy Hoyan Ip, a London-based designer, subscribes to. Her latest collection, dubbed “Bio-trimmings,” is a selection of buttons…

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9 Edible Fashions Inspired by the Culinary Arts

Food and fashion may seem like unlikely bedfellows but a new generation of designers are trading in their cutting tables for stovetops. Welcome to the intersection of haute couture and…

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Compostable Jewelry Offers Sustainable Solution for Fickle Fashionistas

With the planet’s landfills groaning under the weight of our unchecked consumption, the ability to leave no trace behind has become a design selling point. Young Ju Do, a fashion…

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Twelv Magazine Recreates McQueen Gown Using 50,000 Gummy Bears

Talk about a sugar rush. For Twelv’s inaugural issue, fashion stylists Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi created a dress from 50,000 gummy bears. A homage to one of Alexander…

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Prêt-à-Portea, Vivienne Westwood's Active Resistance, DIY Runway Fashion

The Berkeley Hotel in London is hosting Prêt-à-Portea, a fashion high tea inspired by the Fall/Winter 2012 runway favorites like Stella McCartney’s spot dress, Miu Miu’s…

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Straight From the Vine, Jewelry Made From Fruit, Vegetable Parchment

FRESH DIRECT “I have always found delight in creating things,” Dorfman writes on her site. “I discovered at an early age that I did not need to go to stores to find…

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At Amsterdam's De Culinaire Werkplaats, Edible Clothing is Dessert

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT Described as a “novel eating initiative and experience,” De Culinaire Werkplaats draws inspiration from seemingly unrelated sources, from architecture…

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What Ever Happened to Lady Gaga's Meat Dress?

When Lady Gaga donned her controversial “meat dress” in September, the media went into a feeding frenzy. But nine months and dozens of outrageous getups later, we have to…

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Chanel Bag Made From Beef Jerky: Gross or Glorious?

If you think that meat is murder and wearing leather is just as grotesque, then Nancy Wu’s take on Chanel’s classic quilted bag might leave you vindicated—or nauseated;…

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U.K. Student Makes “Jimmy Cheese” Shoes From Stale Cheddar Sandwich

Just when you thought shoes couldn’t get any cheesier than Crocs, some students over at Bath Spa University in the UK make a whole line of shoes out of the actual smelly stuff!…

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Natalie Smith’s Sugar-Encrusted Jewelry Looks Good Enough to Eat

SWEET NOTHINGS It is the rare designer who admits she doesn’t know what will happen to her work after its completion. But this relinquishment of control is precisely what U.K.…

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What's the Environmental Impact of Lady Gaga's Meat Dress?

Lady Gaga clearly enjoys shock-and-awing rapt audience and reluctant bystanders alike, but her beefy getup at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards surely skirt-steaks the question of…

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Edible Couture, Winterizing Your Closet, Sexy Undies

From chocolate-coated gowns to leafy lettuce bikinis, take a chomp out of this roundup of edible clothing. (Greenopolis) We’ve come a long way, baby! Here’s an overview of…

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