Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The Art of Dressing in Broken Porcelain
Li Xiaofeng of China has finally come up with the definitive use for broken porcelain. Don't throw it out, he says--wear it! Xiaofeng collects and connects pieces of antique china shards with
silver thread creating one-of-a-kind dresses and men's jackets that trendsetters are sporting all over the globe. The works of recycled couture by this Bejiing artist are harvested from the selected remnants of Ming, Qing and Song dynasty vases, broken shards he grinds down, hand polishes, and then sets on pieces of leather lining. Amazingly enough, these glass outfits are not purely window dressing they are fully wearable pieces of art that celebrities like Lady Gaga have gone--well--gaga over!
Source: Linda Lucille