If you thought the life span of a daily newspaper is just 24hours or even less, think again. In fact, the western fashion aficionados have been thinking of increasing the life span of the rag that gives us all those daily stuff day by day, every passing day, so as to make them been more worthwhile. And, the result: Stylish outfits made out of newspapers that you would otherwise dump after a good round of reading at day break.
The newspapers and magazines (like back issues of Vogue)are having a rebirth of sorts, in fact. Ask Lia Griffith of Papier Couture and she will tell you what it means to recycle your daily newspaper and those hundreds or magazines that are rendered useless after a round of surfing through the headlines or a close reading of what all they open before you
Griffith, the graphic-cum-fashion designer is transforming newspapers and mags into wearable art. Recycling is one huge opportunity your newspaper throws open before you. Any doubts on that? We guess these pictures we have posted alongside would minimize your doubts.
Griffith has even made herself a pair of sandals by cutting and wrapping paper around her five year-old child’s feet.
With fashion design ruling her mind and career thoughts, she was commissioned by Xerox to create a couture gown out of recycled Xerox prints. She hasn’t looked back ever since.
As many as 20 paper dresses have already been created and she makes sure they are super duper hits on the ramp and galleries. Wearable art has taken the newsprint route, for sure. Any one of you out there ever tried out something of that sort? If you have, why don’t you tell us your story too!
Here are more pictures for you.
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