living fashion

Michigan-Based Floral Designer Turns Succulents Into Living Jewelry

Susan McLeary is no ordinary floral designer. As principal of Passionflower in Anne Arbor, Mich., McLeary creates lush living jewelry from miniature succulents. Meant for short-term,…

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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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Pollution-Fighting "Plant Backpack" Provides Instant Fresh Air

Photo by Shutterstock Fresh air on demand? That’s the idea behind the “plant backpack,” an out-of-the-box concept that could replace flimsy paper masks in the fight…

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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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Christophe Guinet "Grows" Nike Sneakers From Flowers, Seeds

Christophe Guinet isn’t, in the words of Nike, just doing it; he’s growing it. Living up to his nom de guerre, the French artist known as “Monsieur Plant” has…

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Nicole Dextras Turns Foliage Into Compostable "Little Green Dresses"

Dextras expertly weaves palms and leaves to create gorgeous bodices. Bark pieces are stitched together to form pencil skirts, while wild grasses jut into full skirts on others. Berries…

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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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Give the Gift of Green With a Terrarium Necklace (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES A glass-bottle charm A small seedling Tweezers A jump ring A chain necklace Some dirt STEP ONE Pop the cork top of your glass bottle and place a small amount of…

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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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Japanese Artist Creates Edible Headpieces From Raw Veggies, Flowers

FRESH DIRECT Born in 1975, Takaya spent his early career in the culinary industry before becoming a floral artist in 2004. Most of his clients are brides looking to add drama to their…

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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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Wear Your Greens, Rent the Runway Gets $15M, Extreme Knitting

We knew hats were big in Britain, but this foliage-inspired topper at the Chelsea Flower Show takes the rake. (Take Part) Sharing is caring: Rent the Runway, which is like Netflix for…

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Made With Moss and Rocks, Natura's Insoles Connect Your Feet To Nature

No time to head to the forest or the beach? Bring nature to you by stepping into a pair of insoles made with living moss or river rocks. Created by Kristin Neidlinger, Natura is a line…

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