Jaw Dropping Design
Many years ago around this time, my cousin announced that she was making her prom dress out of duct tape! After wondering why she would entertain such out of the box thinking, I was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully it turned out. The level of skill and the amount of work that she put into creating her masterpiece was evident and awe inspiring, particularly for me as I’ve never felt confident enough in my artistic abilities to even attempt such a large and intricate project.
I’m in awe once again.
This week Oakridge Centre welcomed back Brown Paper Couture. In partnership with the Design Formation program at Langara College, this stunning display features 22 couture gowns recreated from modest materials, including craft paper, cardboard, and coffee filters. Some of the dresses even feature jewelry designed out of glue and paper clips! The level of detail is unbelievable.
While all of the dresses are incredible, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have favourites… Here are three of my top picks.
~ Sarah S.