Discarded Couture

Sunday, August 7, 2011

To create a collection of recycled fashion garments, one might be expected to sew, right? Apparently not, as Jen Bell, going by the name Discarded Couture, shows us otherwise.

Her collection of recycled frocks made from discarded materials, are put together by glue and duct tape.

"I have always been a thrift store junkie. I can think outside the box and find a use for what people call junk. I am hoping to bring awareness that there is fashion in trash. I am hoping this page will inspire people to look differently at waste."

Some of the materials used to make up Jen Bell's dresses include: recycled paper, cardboard from wrapped flowers, metal mesh, vintage 60 dress material, old Christmas reflectors, marbles, stained curtain, tablecloth, beaded 80's shirt, gift wrap. chicken wire and placemats, cut up pieces of discarded clothing, a peach tablecloth, beaded material, and used duct tape.

Pretty inspiring, and resourceful, don't you think? You can follow Jen Bell's creations on facebook.


Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

These are wonderful to look at! How I wish I had more creativity. I *do* recycle, but not as chic as this : >

Rachel said...

What fun... so many looks

my thrifty closet said...

very cute and inspiring! It's amazing she actually wears them (?)


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