This recycled dress design takes the concept of a fairy tale princess storybook and makes it reality in a very unexpected way. These children’s storybooks were pieced together in order to form a dress worthy of Cinderella’s wedding day. Designed by Ryan Novelline, the clever gown consists entirely of iconic Golden Books.
Created by Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, the Dress Tents project is exactly what it sounds like: wearable architecture. Here, each dress tent is a dress that also morphs into a tent, making the idea of inhabiting a tent that much more multi-faceted. The different dress tents are thoughtfully displayed in the context of their landscapes — for instance, the Illegal Entry Dress Tent, sewed from military blankets embroidered with the actual names of those who lost their lives crossing the California/Mexico border, was originally set up beneath this same border too.
German fashion designer and scientist Anke Domaske has created fabric out of milk, called QMilch. It washes like cotton and feels like silk. It’s hypoallergenic, water-efficient to produce, and she’s getting ready to mass-market it using the organic milk that doesn’t pass Germany’s saleability tests. No wonder she’s getting innovation awards.