Bolivian fashion designer Marion Macedo showed a collection of designs in La Paz on Friday.* Macedoâ€™s collection consisted of outfits made from paper and recycled materials. The results were interesting, to say the least, but not the most wearable. Many of the outfits looked more like craft day at the local preschool than fashion. Letâ€™s take a look:
Corrugated cardboard hat and shawl: Looks like the model didnâ€™t wait for the glue to dry on the top. Oops! Practicality of this outfit is low. The hat may work for a sunny day, but you donâ€™t want to get caught in the rain wearing this. Have you smelled wet cardboard? Not attractive.
Egg carton wrap and skirt detail with matching handbag: Wish the egg cartons werenâ€™t part of the outfit. One canâ€™t tell whether or not the crocheted dress underneath is a revelation with the cartons in the way. Either way, if you plan to wear egg cartons, be sure to sanitize them to prevent the spread of salmonella. Food-borne illness is a real fashion donâ€™t.
Table runner dress with flower details: This piece is infinitely more wearable than the others. Not sure thatâ€™s a compliment, though.
Fan and Snowflakes dress: The hair bow of this piece of reminiscent of the one worn by one of the characters in the â€œDay-Oâ€ scene from â€œBeetlejuice.â€ (Not sure what Iâ€™m referring to? Go about 27 seconds into this YouTube video.) The rest of the outfit is what happens at â€œPaper Fan and Snowflake Dayâ€ at PS 22.
Two-headed paper accordion dress: Want to test the limits of your relationship? Insist that your partner wear this with you.
Bride of Coca-Cola: Judging by the recycling symbol on the modelâ€™s nether regions, this isnâ€™t her first wedding.
Strapless Paper Flower Dress: Could they have picked a worse shoe for this?
So, what do you think? Would you wear Marion Macedoâ€™s recycled collection?