For the fashionistas

Pat and I had another friend with us in Montreal–Flat Ruthie from the Cardboard Me Travels blog.

One of our most interesting excursions was to the Biosphere (originally the US pavillion at the 1967 World Fair–Expo 67).  I’m sharing photos of my favorite fashion designs from trash (shotgun shells, books, electronics, building materials) but you can see more photos and descriptions by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.  The following description is from inhabitat.com.



The Great White North may be steeped in nature that residents fight to preserve, but Canadians still generate a whopping 35 million tons of garbage every year. To draw attention to the excess waste produced by citizens, Environment Canada challenged 16 artists from the fields of fashion, hairstyling, cabinetry, and the visual arts to transform piles of trash into haute-couture creations. Currently on display at the Biosphere Environmental Museum in Montreal, O.N.E. Outfits From a New Era will make you think twice about consuming more than you need.

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About quiltfever

I retired in 2004 and have never missed the 8-5 grind even for a minute. Now I spend my time reading, traveling, quilting and trying to learn new things like Spanish and blogging.
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3 Responses to For the fashionistas

  1. I look at some of these dresses and think about manipulating fabrics. Anyone else thinking that?

  2. jennyklyon says:

    Yes Donna, I’m thinking that! Very cool show of “wearables”!

  3. ali says:

    This is all fascinating. Now I want to take a trip to Montreal! These dresses are so creative. I mean, shotgun shells? It works as a visual, but I wouldn’t want to wear it!

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