From Wearable Art Editorials to Textured Tapestry Runways

By: Jana Pijak - Dec 19, 2014
These crafty couture examples range from artistic editorial shoots to conceptual runway presentations that remind one of childhood. When examining the retail industry, salable clothing often wins out over artistic expression but these examples retain fashion's element of fantasy.

Some of the most memorable examples from this list include refined cork carryalls and pleated paper styles that are inspired by DIY craft projects. Whether drawing inspiration from paint and pipe cleaners or pom poms and felt, these crafty couture examples are surprisingly elegant.

Standouts from this list include J.W. Anderson's knitwear staples that resemble landscape-adorned tapestries along with artist Venera Kazarova cardboard couture designs. This list celebrates the fashion world's most whimsical and creative styles and proves that it pays off to break tradition.