9.21.2009

paper clothes

anybody out there a project runway fan? i LOVE that show -- it's so fun to see what the designers come up with, and it almost inspires me to use my sewing machine on non-paper items.

BUT, if you caught last thursday's episode, you'll know that they combined my two favorite loves -- sewing and paper! it was the "alternative materials" episode they do every season [wasn't it last year they had to use car parts?] and this year they had to sew with paper.

newspapers, specifically. but these designers came up with some awesome paper clothes -- i was way impressed.

this is the design that won -- a paper trenchcoat. i thought it looked cool -- especially the faux "fur" collar:



this dress was my favorite. it looks so fitted and you almost can't tell it's paper:



i loved this one too -- it was partially dyed with fabric dye:



and, i thought this had neat geometric shapes in the folded paper:



ahh...i love paper :) it even looks good as a textile.
[for a great recap of the episode and photos of each designer's outfit, click here.]
did you catch the episode? have any favorites?

6 comments:

  1. I would totally wear that coat! That is awesome :)

    These pics almost make me want to watch TV again... almost :)

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  2. yes, I loved that trench coat. And I loved the feather dress too. Very cool stuff.

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  3. I LOVE PR. I absolutely cannot believe what some of them came up with, they were so awesome. My personal fave was the "feathered" skirt.

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  4. Christopher's feathered one was my favorite because it was tons of work and looked pretty flawless. Irina's was very cool, too, but that visible tape? No.

    I also like Althea and Carol Hannah's designs. They're definitely ones to watch.

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  5. I totally thought of you while I watched that episode. I LOVE the trench - looks like Chanel! I was also a fan of Carol Hannah's orange dress and I even liked Gordana's - even though Heidi & Co. obviously did not. I think we might have to have a Project Runway finale party :)

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  6. I love Project Runway. It is so fun! Thanks for visiting me over at Purple Lemon Designs...It was good to "see" you!

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