Dutch Design Week: graduate designer Digna Kosse presents a series of dresses made of the smallest amount of fabric at the Design Academy Eindhoven Graduate Galleries exhibition this week. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.
Kosse made a series of fifteen dresses using different yarns and techniques.
Here's some text from Design Academy Eindhoven:
Designer: Digna Kosse
Department: Man and Leisure
Photo by: Lisa Klappe
Project: Minimal Dress
Description ‘May I ask how many costumes she wears out each year?’ ‘My dear sir, the clothing of a lady does not wear out through her wearing of it, but through her being seen in it.’ - Richard Steele
Our clothes are more quickly discarded as a result of changing fashion than because of wear and tear. The consumption of material by the clothing industry is gigantic as a result.
Digna Kosse designed fifteen dresses that are far from voracious consumers of material. She demonstrates that you can minimize these pieces of clothing to a few threads at the most. Minimal Dresses are wispier than wispy, yet they remain feminine dresses with which to make a fashion statement.