Here’s something new: creating wearable, fashionable pieces out of balloons. Japanese designer Rie Hosokai creates pieces by hand out of cheap, temporary, and fragile balloons for a product at going rate of $1,930 to $3,860. The real novelty of it? The dresses only lasts fully inflated for 24 hours. Apparently she’s sold 20 wedding dresses in 2 years; at the time limitation of 24 hours, the only events to wear these pieces are occasions like weddings and once-in-a-lifetime events. At that rate, these pieces certainly achieve the newness component of fashion but with the short life expectancy of the “clothing” it seems to cross into the experiential art realm. Regardless, the images of the pieces are stunning and the concept is extraordinary.
Hey I'm Jennifer. I'm a traveler, an artist, specifically fiber, a student, a fashion/color enthusiast, and, sadly for you, a rambler. :) This is just me shouting out to the world amongst a whole lot of other noise...