18 Aug '11, 1pm

Japanese Designer Rie Hosokai Turns Balloons Into Inflatable Couture

Japanese Designer Rie Hosokai Turns Balloons Into Inflatable Couture

Pins and needles may be an integral element of most garment construction, but for Japanese artist Rie Hosokai , the pointy tools could leave her designs coming up flat, literally. You see, Hosokai deftly twists and manipulates balloons—yes, that’s right, balloons —into statement dresses that are far removed from the latex animals you see at kids' birthday parties . So why the toy inflatables? “There are latitude and longitude balloons to be woven together, so it’s quite similar to fabric”, she told

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/japanese-designer-rie-hosokai-tu...

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