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Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

by , 01/09/11

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In this digital age, you’d be hard set to find anyone still using rubber bands. But despite the stretchy stuff’s near extinction, that doesn’t mean the forgotten office supply can’t find an inspired new use. Case in point, New York architect Margarita Mileva has found a brilliant new way to turn more than a handful of discarded rubber bands into incredible accessories and apparel. With her past works already gaining cred in the fashion world, it’s been her recent unveil of the “RB Dress” that’s really blown away both her peers and public. Inspired by painter Paul Klee and the Bauhaus movement, Mileva painstakingly transformed 14,235 rubber bands into a cocktail-ready dress able to rival any piece of designer haute couture.

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  1. Would You Wear A Dress ... January 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    [...] I’d wear this one because it’s amazing. The “RB” dress was made by Margaritya Mileva, and is comprised of 14,235 rubber bands. It was inspired by the painter Paul Klee and the Bauhaus movement. In conclusion, we no longer feel productive about having made a super-cool rubber band ball, even though it’s super-cool. – Inhabitat [...]

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