Rie Hosokai Uses Balloons to Design Dresses

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rie Hosokai, a Japanese balloon artist has found a new way to use latex balloons and that is to create unique dresses.  that can only be worn 24 hours before they deflate and change color in hot weather. These highly sensitive materials are inflated and hand-woven to create a texture which is similar to fabric. And due to the nature of latex balloons, Hosakai’s masterpieces only last 24 hours before they start to deflate or change colors. I wonder if Hosakai designs french maid outfits using latex balloons. But based on what I’ve read, she designed and sold a wedding outfit with headpiece and bouquet made of latex balloons. The entire set costs about ¥1 million or $13,000.


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