Fashion is all about individual expression, however, sometimes what is seen coming down haute-couture runways can be bizarre. But a recent fashion show is just said, “hold my beer,” to the truly weird and creative.
Central Saint Martins’ graduate fashion-show this year featured a student, Fredrik Tjaerandsen, who unveiled his unique collection of balloon couture. The models entered the runway wearing huge rubber bubbles, which then became dresses or multi-piece sets.
The Internet was quick to circulate the videos of Tjaerandsen’s creations, and social media users were blown away by the creativity of his collection. He’s even already won himself the L’Oreal Professinal Young Talent Award.
In a report by Love Magazine, Tjaerandsen revealed how he created the garments, admitting that he used an air pressure system, which allowed the wearer to control air flow. To deflate, the model simply activated an internal latch that would then let the air out of the bubble.
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We spoke to @bafcsm’s most talked about graduate of this year, and winner of the L’Oréal Professionnel Young Talent Award @fredriktjaerandsen about his balloon creations. “I designed ‘bubble’ in the shape of a torus. The inner part of the torus is where the garment is constructed and inverts out to the bubble. The rubber I use is sourced from a company that has its rubber production in Sri Lanka, where they support and buy their rubber from local rubber growers. I have constructed these pieces with an air pressure system that lets the wearer control the air-flow. Whenever the wearer wants to deflate it, they open a latch inside to release the inverted bubble part and then that dives out of the deflating bubble.” Read more up on thelovemagazine.co.uk where Tjaerandsen talks about his process, the hours of trial and error it look to produce his collection and what he’s planning next.
also demonstrated how the eye-catching ensembles worked on the runway, showing
how the control of the latches allowed the balloons to transform into wearable
You can check out more videos of the collection below: