Monday, January 24, 2011

Cobweb Dress

Fashion Designers turn to so many things for inspiration.

Inspiration can however come in the most unexpected time, way or even through the most outrageous form. 

The swaying of the leaves of the trees, the bumper of a vintage automobile, the pattern on a butterfly's wings or even... cobwebs.

'Cobweb' is a design technique where you have to 'deconstruct' a fabric by literally disengaging the weaves through 'fraying'. Once you have a spider-web-like looking fabric, you can now create a whole new masterpiece out of it.

Philippine-based designer Rajo Laurel is bringing back this technique (which apparently was widely popular in the 80's when deconstruction was all the rage) and it seems like he is succeeding as his cobweb dress landed on the covers of WWD (Women's Wear Daily).

I haven't seen one dress of this sort on sale on my recent shopping trip but the dress (or the fabric for that matter) seems really interesting for me. 

I wonder how long would it last considering that it basically has undergone a lot stress and the fabric's fibers are just barely clinging unto each other.

But in any case, I am in awe of how limitless the possibilities are when it comes to fashion... or creating something beautiful if I may say.

I will be keeping an eye for that dress on all my trips to ther malls and I will update you once I get my hands on one.

How about you? If given a chance, will you get one for yourself or this isn't your style at all?


1 comment:

Kylie/missricopenguin said...

I've never seen one before :O
But I probably would get one :D