Is 'Pasarela 2009' by Dolhescu Sabina Mihaela Inspired by the Sea?

By: Marissa Brassfield - Feb 6, 2010
References: flickr & behance.net
I adore the barnacle-like sleeves in 'Pasarela 2009' by Dolhescu Sabina Mihaela. I can't help but wonder if Mihaela was inspired by the ocean; head to any dock and you're sure to see barnacles that resemble the bell sleeves in this photo shoot.

We've seen several iterations of the embellished shoulder. Avant-garde cues that typically remain on runways have made their way into mainstream fashion via the sleeves. See more shots of Dolhescu Sabina Mihaela's work above, and keep clicking for more fun shoulder fashions.