Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dope Rope

When one looks at an image such as this, it is natural to assume that such a heavy, unwieldy textile could only really be used for hemline details or waist-cinchers in the world of fashion...  

(That is, if it could even be used at all.)

Well, creative mind Phuong Thuy Nguyen took one look at these thick-ass ropes and thought to herself:

"Shawls... Collars... Fashionable cocoons."

Now, obviously Miss Phuong is functioning on a different wavelength than the rest of us, but her work really speaks for itself:

Totally interesting, unique, and beautiful.

I mean, does the red piece kinda look like a home-made "Red M&M" costume? Hmm... I can see that. 

And does the yellow one look a bit like a woven, stand-up laundry basket? Well, now that you mention it...

But still, these are beautifully constructed, whimsical, and pretty much amazing, considering what she had to work with.

So really, these garments may be heavy on the body, and they may be stiff to the touch, but those two traits only matter if you ignore the third, and most important, fact: they're pleasing to the eye.

I'd play tug-of-war with you any day, Phuong...

Even if it means going face-first in the dirt.

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