You’ll Never Guess What This Dress Is Made Out of
One of our favorite things when we were children — crayons — are now combining with one of our favorite thing as adults — fashion. And, if we really think about it, Crayola has been infiltrating our grownup lives for awhile now. From showing up in our makeup bags to making an appearance in an art gallery, Crayola’s ubiquitous crayons have busted out of the box. And with their recent collaboration with Bloomingdale’s, Crayola’s giving high fashion a try.
For Bloomingdale’s Spring 2015 campaign, they gave a few famous designers the task of creating clothing using crayons. The little romper above was designed by Derek Farrar and Laurieanne Gilner using the color Jungle Green. Color us ready for spring. If you’re lucky enough to be in in New York City, you can check out the looks at Bloomie’s 59th Street store. If you’re not, keep on scrolling.
Rebecca Taylor designed this spiky number using the color Midnight Blue. The midriff cutout makes this art project ready to hit da club.
Rebecca Minkoff is showing up everywhere in the news lately. And now she’s somehow managed to make a flowy shirt dress out of Banana Mania. Now that’s skill. We can’t help but wonder how much this easygoing dress weighs.
Torn by Ronny Kobo created so many different textures using their crayon color of choice. By cutting the crayons down, they were able to create something that looks like it could be worn IRL.
Nanette Lepore’s Unmellow Yellow dress looks like a feat of fashion engineering. She was able to achieve a range of shapes and textures by incorporating the points of the crayons.
If you had any doubts before, it should now be pretty clear how these talented designers made it big in the competitive world of fashion.
Do you totally need a Crayola dress in your closet now? Tell us in the comments!
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