the collapsible dress by evgeniia shalimova combines theater, fashion and architecture
 

the collapsible dress by evgeniia shalimova combines theater, fashion and architecture

architect and costume designer, evgeniia shalimova, has created a unique fashion piece that blends the comfort of streetwear with the drama of a hooped skirt. inspired by her work with theater costumes, the collapsible dress is an eye-catching garment that is easy to wear, easy to wash, and easy to store.

evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

model: sofiko nachkebiya

image by igor shumlyansky

 

 

the concept of the collapsible dress takes its origins inside the theater walls. while designing costumes for dancers, shalimova was exploring how the form and the structure of the hooped dresses work in motion. the design was a success, not only aesthetically, but also practically. it was ‘tested’ on the dancers during the course of a six month tour, as the costumes were being washed many times without any damage to the structure. at this moment, the designer decided to bring the concept beyond the theater and into everyday life.

evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

model: sofiko nachkebiya

image by igor shumlyansky

 

 

this dress is worn as easy as a turtleneck and allows total freedom of movement. due to the polyamide fiber, and its unique advantages of moisture absorption, the dress gently wraps the body and creates a cool feeling. this property makes it attractive for those who prefer active streetwear. a special 1-inch-wide bag has also been designed to easily store the dress. collapsible dress is not just a dress, it’s a unique piece that combines theater, fashion and architecture.

evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

model: sofiko nachkebiya

image by igor shumlyansky

evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

yellow collapsible dress

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evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

collapsible dress details

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evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

collapsible dress folded in a 1-inch-wide bag

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evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

red collapsible dress

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evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

collapsible dress folded in a 1-inch-wide bag

image by evgeniia shalimova

evgeniia shalimova designs a theater-inspired collapsible dress designboom

blue collapsible dress

image by evgeniia shalimova

the collapsible dress by evgeniia shalimova combines theater, fashion and architecture

collapsible dress folded in a 1-inch-wide bag

image by evgeniia shalimova

the collapsible dress by evgeniia shalimova combines theater, fashion and architecture

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the collapsible dress by evgeniia shalimova combines theater, fashion and architecture

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project info:

 

project name: collapsible dress

design: evgeniia shalimova

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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