"Living" Flower Dresses Change With the Seasons
While I don't find Mattijs van Bergen and Anouk Vogel's "Living" dresses aesthetically earth shattering, I'm wowed by the concept. The fashion designer and landscape architect created a collection of dresses made from recycled inner tubes and flowers for a late summer exhibition titled "Fashion & Architecture" at the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture.
"Cleverly devised from recycled bicycle inner tubes and wool, the dress's smocking-like surface is the result of myriad individual 'vases' that can be filled with water. Depending on the type of flowers used and how they're positioned, the appearance of the dress changes completely. Even when it's worn on its own, the frock possesses its own innate beauty, offering an empty canvas for a lifetime of shifting looks."