Friday, September 14, 2012

Freaky Friday - Rie Hosokai

Sometimes random things just pop onto my computer and I couldn't be happier about this one! Rie Hosokai is an unconventional dressmaker who uses a very practical material... Balloons!

Okay, so maybe it's not practical at all, but it's awesome! I love the idea of using fashion and the body as an art, rather than something truly wearable in everyday! I think that's where the best design ideas come from.

So, everyone, enjoy... Rie Hosokai and his balloons!



Amazing, right? I wonder how long these garments last? I wonder if anyone ever wears them to an event? What's the process to get it together? I want to know all about it now!! Probably picking up his book...

[ Images courtesy of Rie Hosokai ]
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  1. Wow amazing!!

  2. Once again - AMAZING! Would love to try some of those creations :))

    Happy weekend!

    just JE NE SAIS QUOI

  3. I love unconventional, art-like fashion! Last thursday was Fashion's Night Out here in the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Some Dutch designers were there, among them Iris van Herpen, whom I actually spoke to. You might know her, she has shown her latest collection during Paris Couture Week. Her designs are really sculptural and in a way these balloon designs remind me of her work. Maybe you should google Iris van Herpen, her work is so inspiring and beautiful!

    Love! Sam

  4. Omg the sixth one down reminds me of the little mermaid.. and i love it!