British fashion designer Gareth Pugh sent models down the runway in dresses made from strips of bin liners during his Paris Fashion Week show.
Pugh shredded the rubbish bags into strips then layered them up to create outfits and accessories that look like pom-poms.
The material is also tightly woven into dresses, a coat and a scarf, with the edges left frayed to create volume.
The bags were purchased from a pound shop in Stoke Newington, close to where Dezeen's offices are based.
The collection also featured floor-length robes in heavy fabrics that are bunched and creased asymmetrically around the top, sometimes only covering one arm.
Sleeves are continued upward, skimming past the shoulders to form stiff collars in rings much wider than the neck, which sit just below chin level.
Some garments splay out at the waist, while others flare from the bust to form triangular silhouettes.
Leather wrap coats are folded over at the top to create giant collars that reach down to the waist.
Embroidered gold branches creep up from the hems of white dresses and coats.
Injections of blue are the only colours seen intermittently between the largely monochrome garments.
The collection was inspired by the Asgarda tribe of women, who live in the Ukraine's Carpathian mountains.
Pugh's show took place at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris on 27 February 2013.
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