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50 Crafty Couture Examples

From Wearable Art Editorials to Textured Tapestry Runways

— December 19, 2014 — Fashion
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.
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Athletically Ornate Headpieces
Athletically Ornate Headpieces
Shourouk's Jewelled Caps Embody an Air of Urban Opulence
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Wearable Art Heels
Wearable Art Heels
Burberry Prorsum's Hand Painted Ankle Boots are Artfully Modern
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Colorfully Woven Accessories
Colorfully Woven Accessories
Ricardo Rodriguez's Beaute Collection is Vividly Hued
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Abstract Art Accessories
Abstract Art Accessories
The Estefania Cortes Harker Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 Collection
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Delicate Silk Strand Shoes
Delicate Silk Strand Shoes
The Lei Zu Silk Shoes Are Made from Silk Filaments and Paper
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Flamboyant Cabana Attire
Flamboyant Cabana Attire
The Latest Francis Montesinos Runway Show Highlights Crafty Summer Looks
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Architecturally Pleated Fashion
Architecturally Pleated Fashion
Vivien Chong's Hand-Pleated Garments Are Inspired by Art
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Sculpturally Splattered Fashions
Sculpturally Splattered Fashions
Elena Shatalova's Fluid Collection Highlights 3D Organic Forms
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Pleated Trapeze Fashions
Pleated Trapeze Fashions
Tatuna Nikolaishvili's Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 Collection is Sculptural
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Stitched Sequin Photographs
Stitched Sequin Photographs
These Fashion Photographs Feature Sequins Sewn Onto the Images
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Playful 50s Couture
Playful 50s Couture
The Armani Privé Fall 2014 Haute Couture Collection is Rich in Color
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Demolished Car Editorials
Demolished Car Editorials
The Dazed & Confused 'Collision Course' Photoshoot Stars Julia Nobis
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Food-Themed Streetwear Catalogs
Food-Themed Streetwear Catalogs
Yii's Latest Lookbook Explores Depression and Eating Disorders
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Effervescent Headwear Editorials
Effervescent Headwear Editorials
Keshia Asiedu Sports Vibrant Headwraps for Architectural Digest
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Wearable Art Covers
Wearable Art Covers
Vogue China‘s December Issue Boasts Avant Garde Fashions
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Upcycled Plastic Shoes
Upcycled Plastic Shoes
These Shoes Were Made From Collected Plastic Trash
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Wearable Art Apparel
Wearable Art Apparel
Prada's Spring Campaign Boasts Colorful and Artistic Fashion Staples
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Modernized Warrior Accessories
Modernized Warrior Accessories
Anisha Parmar's Authorized Identity Collection is Avant-Garde
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Knitted Landscape Runways
Knitted Landscape Runways
The J.W.Anderson Spring/Summer 2015 Show Displays Feminine Undertones
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Luxe Cork Accessories
Luxe Cork Accessories
Silvia Massacesi's Bag and Clutch Designs Embody Eco-Luxury
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Rocker Opulence Lookbooks
Rocker Opulence Lookbooks
The Diesel Black Gold Resort 2015 Collection is Rebellious
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Floral Needlework Heels
Floral Needlework Heels
The Dolce & Gabbana Tapestry Boot is One Crafty Designer Shoe
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Architectural Punk Attire
Architectural Punk Attire
The Vladimir Karaleev Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is Artfully Crafted
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Wood-Woven Menswear
Wood-Woven Menswear
These Eye-Catching Jackets and Sweaters are Crafted Out of Wooden Fabric
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Avant-Garde Scarf Catalogs
Avant-Garde Scarf Catalogs
Filip von Polen's Latest Lookbook Celebrates Artistic Visuals
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Eccentric Performer Editorials
Eccentric Performer Editorials
The Glamourai's Life is a Cabaret Story Embraces Ornate Accents
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Sporty Moroccan Collections
Sporty Moroccan Collections
The Spring Preen Line is Eye-Catching Yet Easy to Wear
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Trippy Printed Textile Looks
Trippy Printed Textile Looks
The Anna Duthie Graduate 2012 Collection is Patterned Perfection
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Scrunched Paper Bag Couture
Scrunched Paper Bag Couture
Alexa Horgan and Lou'Ana Carron's Whitewash Series is Conceptual
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Conceptual Cubism Menswear
Conceptual Cubism Menswear
These Fabien Verriest Fashions Embrace Artful Forms
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Cardboard Couture Captures
Cardboard Couture Captures
The Ones 2 Watch Paper Cuts Editorial is Conceptually Chic
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Artful Tapestry Attire
Artful Tapestry Attire
Manuscript Magazine's Art Issue Features Cover Star Matthieu Gregoire
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Upcycled Statement Knitwear
Upcycled Statement Knitwear
This Vintage Reworked Jumper by Jade Naomi Wainwright is Granny-Chic
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Kindergarden Couture Catalogs
Kindergarden Couture Catalogs
The Sasu Kauppi Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is Childlike
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Playful Art School Runways
Playful Art School Runways
Angel Chan's Latest Presentation Embraces Whimsical Details
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Inner Child Menswear Editorials
Inner Child Menswear Editorials
The Pink is for Boys! Fashion Story Features Kid-Approved Props
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Neo Geisha Editorials
Neo Geisha Editorials
The Latest Issue of Schon Magazine is Vibrantly Artistic
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Carved Dragon Shoes
Carved Dragon Shoes
LanVy Nguyen of Saigon Socialite Creates Artistic Asian Platforms
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Conceptual Knitwear Editorials
Conceptual Knitwear Editorials
Glassbook's Monsters Inc Image Series Highlights Playful Menswear
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Prickly Toothpick Headdress Photography
Prickly Toothpick Headdress Photography
The Hair Art Photography by Strange and Darley is Daring
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Fashionable Pop Art Collaborations
Fashionable Pop Art Collaborations
Dane Johnson's Painted Fashions Double as Wearable Art Pieces
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Structural Space-Age Couture
Structural Space-Age Couture
Squaring the Square Collection from Lisa Shahno
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Laser-Cut Geometry Accessories
Laser-Cut Geometry Accessories
Mr.Nico's Facets Jewelry Collection is Origami-Inspired
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Conceptual Statement Tee Catalogs
Conceptual Statement Tee Catalogs
Mai Gidah's Latest Lookbook Features Artful Sportswear Styles
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Conceptual Headpiece Editorials
Conceptual Headpiece Editorials
Elle Mexico's Coexistencia Story Boasts Avant Garde Accessories
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Easter Egg Inspired Designs
Easter Egg Inspired Designs
Gucci Channels Pysanka
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Delicate Floral Carriers
Delicate Floral Carriers
This DIY Flower Clutch is the Perfect Accessory for Spring
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Paper Paillette Gowns
Paper Paillette Gowns
The White Reef Dress is Inspired by Underwater Environmental Degredation
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Chic Crocheted Sunnies
Chic Crocheted Sunnies
These Knitted Eyewear Accessories are Designed by Tethys Handmade
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