The Weedrobes Wardrobe complements the series of wearables as a collection of fictional outfits for today's eco-warrior. Like paper cut-out dresses, these garments made from leaves, flowers and edibles, represent a yearning for a fashion industry built on sustainable materials and practices.
Made from Yucca plants growing in my yard. I was astounded to find out that my neighbor considered these plants an invasive nuisance, as she happily let me harvest hers for this project.
◄ Yucca Prom Dress
Yucca Leaves and Flowers, Thorns.
Floral motifs have influenced fashion an fabric design for centuries but as we lose our connection with nature, the flower only plays a superficial role. Here it is rendered in it’s full glory; delicate, scented and ephemeral.
The prom is over, now the stories will begin. So much expectation, when will reality sink in?
Crab Apple Gown
An elegant sleeveless dress made from strung crab apples with a flounce made of Kale
Crab Apple Detail
Detail of large Kale leaves and random Crab Apples on the ground.
Slinky and Tart
Detail of the apples strung together as beads on a dyed hemp rope.
Various Cabbages, Gunnera leaves, beans and thorns. The edible smock was left for the local bunnies the next day.
Detail of smock showing Savoy Cabbage, Rediccio, Red Cabbage and White Cabbage. Had to work quickly before they wilted.
I am often distracted at the produce store, thinking of vegetables as art materials.
Laurel leaves, Ligularia Dentata leaves, Rosehips and various leaves. Reminiscent of the types of jackets women used to wear to the Easter Sunday Church Service.
The large thorns are used as pins to hold all the leaves together.