living clothing

This Sprout-Covered Vest is a Chia Pet You Can Wear

BETTER TOGETHER To create her vest, Esponette laid out cut pieces of muslin on a foam mannequin that she saturated with water. She then planted the chia seeds, which germinated into…

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Christophe Guinet Recreates Batman Suit...Out of Tree Bark

BARK KNIGHT Guinet’s Sous le masque et la cape was on display this past month at La Maison Muller. The event, which celebrated the launch of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game,…

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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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Could These "Wearable Biospheres" Help Us Survive on Alien Planets?

Photos by Yoram Reshef If we’re ever going to make it in space exploration to distant planets like Jupiter let alone outside of our solar system, we’re going to need some…

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10 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Nature and Biomimicry

Anything you can do, Ma Nature can do better. That’s not to say you can’t crib from the best, of course: adapting biological principles to solve design problems is as old…

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Egle Cekanaviciute's Plant-Filled Couture Doubles As Wearable Planters

ORGANIC FASHION 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…

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Chinese Man Proposes to Girlfriend with Dress Made From 9,999 Roses

Photos by Caters News A dozen long-stem roses wasn’t enough for one man on Valentine’s Day. Xiao Fan opted for a wallet-stretching 9,999, which he fashioned into a lavish…

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VIDEO: The "Mesh" Dress is a Living, Growing, Wearable Garden

No space for a garden? Ali Seçkin Karayol and Mette Lyckegaard’s “Mesh” dress doesn’t just anchor seeds for planting, but it also composts kitchen scraps to…

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Ninela Ivanova Turns Petri-Dish Mold Into Thought-Provoking Haute Couture

BREAKING THE MOLD Ivanova’s “Moulded Minds” collection is a far cry from your typical science-fair entry, however. Inspired by Dmitry Vassilev’s 2009 documentary…

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Made With Living Plants, Wrk-Shp's Raincoat Grows With Every Downpour

Photos by Jordan Duvall Unless you’re a thirsty plant, getting caught in a rainstorm is almost never a good thing. But what if you could stay dry, help something grow, and make a…

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Dave Rittinger’s Zero-Footprint Leaf T-Shirts Make Like a Tree

Next time you want to “leaf” a lasting impression on a date, why not follow artist Dave Rittinger’s lead and wear a shirt made entirely from leaves? (Please…

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