balloon dresses by rie hosokai and takashi kawada
original content
dec 19, 2012
balloon dresses by rie hosokai and takashi kawada


dress created for ‘piece of peace’ by daisy balloon
image © satoshi minakawa

 

 

japanese artist rie hosokai of daisy balloon builds elaborate dresses from the inflated material to create striking haute couture with an unlikely fabric.
the latest fashion piece was constructed as part of ‘piece for peace‘ – a charity art exhibition at parco gallery in tokyo until the 9th of january, 2013 –
in conjunction with a lego dress hosokai made of a similar style. the work was produced through a custom type ‘knitting’ of white balloons to gradually build a fragile,
but wearable frock, immaculately captured through the art direction of hosokai’s partner takashi kawada.

 

 


art work and art direction by daisy balloon
image © hiroshi manaka

 

 


image © hiroshi manaka

 

 


image © hiroshi manaka

 

 


art work and art direction by daisy balloon
image © hiroshi manaka

 

 


image © hiroshi manaka

 

 


art work and art direction by daisy balloon
image © hiroshi manaka

 

 


image © hiroshi manaka

 

 


art work and art direction by daisy balloon
images © hiroshi manaka

 

 

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library