Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch makes armor-grade underwear out of recycled soda cans and tabs which she calls Trashy Lingerie! She also uses gutter guards, rivets, washers, and washing machine hose clamps from the hardware store to help her complete her creations.
If you are wondering if all that hardware is going to be comfortable, the answer is no! These are her mixed media sculptures and her way of seeing beauty in ordinary objects. She designs this way because she wants to, as Bloch says, “… try to draw the viewer in to take a closer look at materials and objects that ordinarily go unnoticed and see them in a new light.” Her attention to detail is something to marvel about when you look carefully at her closeup shots.
1. Sustainable Fashion - The trend towards eco-friendly clothing production techniques presents an opportunity for designers to explore materials that would normally go to waste, like soda cans, and appeal to conscious consumers.
2. Upcycling - The emerging trend of upcycling, including the re-use of cans and other materials to create unique fashion items, offers a sustainable alternative to traditional clothing products.
3. Artistic Fashion - The trend towards unique and unconventional clothing designs like Trashy Lingerie presents an opportunity for designers to unleash their creative spirit and showcase innovative artistry through fashion.
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can take inspiration from Trashy Lingerie's use of unconventional materials and unique design elements to cater to consumers looking for alternative clothing options.
2. Sustainability - The sustainable fashion industry can use Trashy Lingerie's upcycling techniques to maximize the use of existing materials and reduce waste in the clothing production process.
3. Art & Accessories - Jewelry and accessory brands can learn from Trashy Lingerie's artistic approach to clothing design, creating unique and thought-provoking pieces that appeal to consumers interested in wearable art.