Gallery: Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creativ...


Chicago-based designer Grace Duval borrowed a page from Joan of Arc's playbook to create a full-bodied armor fit for the mother of all martyrs herself. Comprising a jointed corset with protective shoulder and arm pieces, the medieval-style suit could easily be mistaken for finely wrought steel. Look closer, however, and the deftly manipulated strips of rubber—derived from old bicycle inner tubes—are unmistakable.


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