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34 Examples of Artful Paper Couture

From Scrunched Paper Bag Attire to Cardboard Jewelry Pieces

— July 22, 2014 — Fashion
Wearable origami attire and cardboard-constructed ensembles are just some of these bold examples of paper couture. The innovative and fashion-forward designs aim to challenge tradition and are an example of the eco-conscious fashion movement.

Whether designed from newspapers, cardboard or a mix of recycled materials, these paper couture examples are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Standouts from the list include tiered paper wedding gowns and wearable postcard outfits that embody an avant-garde visual aesthetic.

Other notable examples from the list include Bea Szenfeld's Spring/Summer 2014 collection that takes its visual inspiration from various architectural forms. Furthermore, designer Saskia Diez' eco luggage design is also a fan favorite thanks to its unique concept that is constructed using a durable, synthetic paper material called Tyvek.
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Protective Fancy Hats
Protective Fancy Hats
Expressive Wearables by Sangli Li Shields Against Unwanted Interactions
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Sculptural Papyrus Editorials
Sculptural Papyrus Editorials
The Paper Boy Exclusive for F****** Young Online! is Conceptual
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Time-Lapse Wearable Origami Videos
Time-Lapse Wearable Origami Videos
25 Dresses for 25 Cities by Jule Waibel Captures Complexity
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Handmade Paper Crowns
Handmade Paper Crowns
Honestly WTF's DIY Floral Crown is the Perfect Bohemian Accessory
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DIY Doodle Time-Tellers
DIY Doodle Time-Tellers
The Paper Watch by SUCK UK Offers a Blank Canvas for Customization
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Spikily Masked Mannequins
Spikily Masked Mannequins
3Gatti's Masko Mannequins Attract Shoppers Using Atypical Facemasks
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Scrap Paper Backpacks
Scrap Paper Backpacks
The Damir Doma Silent Collection is Inspired by Wallpaper
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Art Supply Jewelry
Art Supply Jewelry
The Color Pencils Studs by MADE by MADA Will Prepare Ladies for the School Year
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Calendrical Paper Fashions
Calendrical Paper Fashions
The Paper Dresses Created by Art Students Represent Months of the Year
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Quilt-Like Paper Garments
Quilt-Like Paper Garments
Fashion Designer Miguel Mesa Posada is Inspired by Silver Mines
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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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Recycled Paper Blazers
Recycled Paper Blazers
The Aki Goto Paper Bag Jacket is an Environmental Fashion Statement
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Wearable Origami Editorials
Wearable Origami Editorials
F*cking Young! Online's ORIGAMIMASK Fashion Story is Vanguard
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Cardboard Couture Captures
Cardboard Couture Captures
The Ones 2 Watch Paper Cuts Editorial is Conceptually Chic
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Repurposed Atlas Bangles
Repurposed Atlas Bangles
The Recycled California Map Bracelets by Squishy Sushi are Eco-Conscious
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Contemporary Card Stock Jewelry
Contemporary Card Stock Jewelry
Using Only Paper, ​Lisa Catterson​ Creates Chic Accout
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DIY Newspaper Heels
DIY Newspaper Heels
These DIY Heels are Stylish and Easy to Create
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Lightweight Paper Luggage
Lightweight Paper Luggage
The Offwhite Papier Travel Bag by Saskia Diez is Made for Durability
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Dapper Novel Accessories
Dapper Novel Accessories
The Original Paperback Bow Tie is for the Perfect Gentleman
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DIY Papercraft Rings
DIY Papercraft Rings
Sarah Kate Burgess' Paper Jewelry Designs are Fresh and Funky
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Gorgeous Topographic Gowns
Gorgeous Topographic Gowns
Susan Stockwell Designs Dresses While Studying History
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3D Origami Accessories
3D Origami Accessories
Make a Statement with Jewelry Wearing the Paper Butterfly Ring
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Complex Paper-Made Gowns
Complex Paper-Made Gowns
This Dress by Architect Tara Keens Douglas is Made Entirely From Paper
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Sinuous Paper Necklaces
Sinuous Paper Necklaces
Lital Mendel's Just One More... Collection Has a Mind of Its Own
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3D Closet-Worthy Collages
3D Closet-Worthy Collages
Peter Clark Uses Paper to Create Chic Clothes
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Deceiving Paper Bag Purses
Deceiving Paper Bag Purses
These Yellow Paper Bag Purses Falsely Appear to be Disposable
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Toddler-Made Paper Dresses
Toddler-Made Paper Dresses
Fashion by Mayhem is an Adorable Mother and Daughter Project
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Pixelated Paper Accessories
Pixelated Paper Accessories
The Karen Barbé Jewelry is Inspired by Mike and Maaike's Designs
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Voluminous Papermade Gowns
Voluminous Papermade Gowns
The Limited Paper Collection from Iban Montero is Full of Vintage Charm
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Paper Paillette Gowns
Paper Paillette Gowns
The White Reef Dress is Inspired by Underwater Environmental Degredation
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Abstract Paper Runway Collections
Abstract Paper Runway Collections
The Bea Szenfeld S/S 2014 Line is Whimsically Architectural
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Patterned Paper Necklaces
Patterned Paper Necklaces
The Logical Art 'Air Tattoos' are Delicate and Stylish
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DIY Origami Bow Ties
DIY Origami Bow Ties
This Paper Bow Tie is Completely Disposable
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Origami-Inspired Carnival Costumes
Origami-Inspired Carnival Costumes
Ecstatic Spaces by Tara Keens-Douglas are Fragile and Mobile
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Colorful Cardboard Accessories
Colorful Cardboard Accessories
Creazioni Zuri Creates Statement Recycled Paper Jewelry Pieces
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