paper dresses

A Gothic Wedding Dress, Made From Thousands of Paper Feathers

Dana Jasinkevica and Dita Enikova’s wedding dress is a page from a gothic fairy tale come to life. The two Latvian fashion students created Swan in Oil.Before and After from more…

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At Atlanta Int'l Airport, Nancy Judd's "Runway" of Recycled Fashion

ZERO WASTE Many of Judd’s pieces take upwards of 100 hours to complete. Through her deft manipulation of materials such as recycled bicycle inner tubes, aluminum soda cans,…

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Christian Tagliavini Recreates Historic Women's Clothing in Cardboard

A little whimsy for your Friday: these “cardboard ladies” by Swiss-Italian artist-photographer Christian Tagliavini. Shot in the manner of formal portraiture, his Dame di…

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Ivano Vitali Creates Zero-Waste Garments From Recycled Newspaper Yarn

READ ALL ABOUT IT To achieve the colors he wants without the use of dyes, Vitali sorts his printed matter by color, a process that takes foresight and patience. (He spent two years…

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Romy & Michele's Post-It Dresses, American Eagle's Denim Drive, Macy's True Fit

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion co-stars Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino reunite for Entertainment Weekly’s cast reunions issue in custom-made Post-It dresses, now up for…

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Papier Couture's Lia Griffith Makes Stunning Gowns From Recycled Paper

PAPER CUTS While most of us were busy folding paper planes in the schoolroom, Griffith whiled away her hours by crafting paper dolls and cardboard cars. “I even made myself a pair of…

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California Designer Creates Flamenco Dress From Recycled Magazines

Adam Neeley put his jeweler’s tools aside to pull together a dress for Laguna Beach’s second annual Festival of the Arts. And not just any dress, but a floor-length flamenco…

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7 Eco-Friendly (and Vegan!) Alternatives to Animal Leather

BETTER “LEATHERS” 1. Barkcloth 2. Cork 3. Recycled Ultrasuede 4. Glazed Cotton 5. Paper 6. Recycled PET Polyester 7. Degradable Polyurethane PUT A CORK IN IT Cork…

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Sylvia Heisel, Paper No. 9's Paper Dress Wears Off to Reveal Hidden Quotes

Photos by Deborah Feingold “Ready to wear” means one thing in the fashion world, and quite another for designer Sylvia Heisel and Brooklyn accessories label Paper No. 9.…

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SF EVENT: "Living" Tissue Paper Dresses at You'd Be Naked Without Geometry

When Amy Williams, chair of fashion at San Francisco’s California College of Arts wanted to free the creative spirit of her students and get them to think spatially in the moment…

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Extreme Origami: An Upcycled Gown Made From 1,000 Newspaper Cranes

Hear ye, hear ye, read all about this expertly crafted newspaper gown by Yuliya Kyrpo, now on display at London’s Science Museum. Krypo assembled her headlining bustier…

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Linda Filley's Upcycled Paper Gowns Offer Artful Answer to Everyday Waste

Walk by the shop window of Paper Trail in Rhinebeck, NY, and you might be tempted to stop, stare, and linger, especially if one of Linda Filley’s delightful three-dimensional…

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Vivienne Westwood Creates Spectacular Gowns From New Wallpaper Collection

Now your walls can look as fashion-forward as you do. Legendary British fashion designer—and born-again environmentalist—Dame Vivienne Westwood has paired up with Cole & Son to…

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