what are the odds when you see cork being used in fashion?
fashion has always been a risk taker but eco-fashion opens up your vision for alternative materials.
Ostwald Helgason is a creative duo made up of Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason from UK who are very proficient in textile creation n manipulation. but what caught my eye was their S/S 12 collection with the usage of cork. which is commonly seen as utilitarian objects such as wine corks, cork boards and coasters.
what made this collection stood out for me wasn’t just the manipulation of this unique material but the juxtaposition against modern fabrics such as patent leather and plastic made it utterly divine. not forgetting the simple silhouettes and cuts of the blouses accentuates the quality of the cork.
if you’ve missed out, this duo also manage to showcase at the recent Blueprint show in Singapore.
i can have cork on my head
i can have cork on my back
i can have cork on my body
i can have cork on my legs
man that sounds so wrong but right.
just like when we said cork ain’t wearable and Ostwald Helgason made it right.
meanwhile check out their facebook page as well. (i absolute adore their structured colour block dress from F/W 12)
image credits: style bubble