The ink bleeds that inevitably appear on a shirt pocket are now no longer considered nerdy but trendy. Portuguese designer Fernando Brizio’s renewable dress is completely white with small pen-shaped pockets. The wearer deliberately places uncapped marker pens into these slots and allows the water-soluble inks to bleed, thereby forming a unique and colorful pattern. When she tires of the design, she can soak and wash the dress and redesign.
The Renewable Dress was recently on display at the “Flexibility: Design in a Fast-Changing Society” exhibition.