Sunday, March 13, 2011

Second Chances... Non-fabric Fashions and more

Recently, on a visit to the San Francisco bay area, I had the pleasure of seeing an exhibit in the United terminal called Second Chances. This exhibit was comprised of articles from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since I am currently a curator of an upcoming gallery show called Non-fabric Fashion, my senses are tuned into creative materials used in creating non-fabric clothing.

So, here we have several shots from the exhibit at the airport.

Candy-Wrapper Dresses
Washington artist Shelley Hedges used discarded candy wrappers to make her dresses. She stitches them together and then constructs a dress.

Mary Jane and Tootsie Pop wrapper... some close-ups

Rubber car tires are used to fashion shoes in various countries of the world; from Africa to Central America to Asia.

Jewelry made from buttons, zippers and safety pins.

a little off-topic for fashion, but fun, snake and chairs made from bottle caps.

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