tang chiew ling dresses fashion figures in leaves
all images courtesy of tang chiew ling
the latest series of illustrations ‘fashion in leaf’, by malaysian designer tang chiew ling displays figures dressed in leaves, direct from the garden. the limited range features the famous fashion icon audrey hepburn elegantly styled in simple leaf shapes. combining fashion, art and illustration the works are delicately constructed from beautiful pieces found in the natural world. the interpretation of leaves into a fashion collection, where the organic beauty of the material’s properties remains, shows the inherent structures, patterns, lines and different colors found in each leaf. accentuating these differences, including the form’s inherent withering state, provides not only a variety of dresses – but naturally evolving ones too.
the famous actress audrey hepburn dressed in simple leaf shapes to create a graceful figure
the original colors of these leaves are green and after a few days the fashion naturally evolves
one withered leaf, 27cm in height features as a dramatically curving form
different colors help to define the piece, the dark purple suggests an evening dress