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Balloon couture

August 22, 2011

Japanese desinger Rie Hosokai's balloon couture is hand-made. And unbelievable.

Truly blowing us away this week is the stunning balloon couture by Japanese designer Rie Hosokai.

The former florist started her own company, Daisy Balloon, two years ago and now counts more than 20 wedding dresses sold and two consecutive wins at Belgium’s annual Milleniumjam Fashion Award balloon festival in addition to other balloon art competition awards.  She’s clearly got a lot more than hot air going on.

Her fantabulous balloon gowns are assembled by hand; each balloon costs about 9 cents and are biodegradable. Her impressive work is priced between $1,930 to $3,860, which is really not all that bad for the Gagas of the world who would wear this sort of thing.

Images courtesy of Daisy Balloon.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. steph permalink
    August 22, 2011 5:20 pm

    It would be like wearing ….. air!
    Perhaps a strange feeling on your wedding day but truly amazing work!

    • August 23, 2011 1:16 pm

      Yeah, it’s really beautiful and I guess it’s not the best idea for a cactus-themed wedding ;)

      -J

  2. Deanna permalink
    August 28, 2011 1:43 am

    Cool – just don’t sit down or you’ll pop!

  3. Shannon permalink
    August 29, 2011 10:36 am

    The magenta halter dress is so pretty! Very creative use of balloons, indeed.

    • August 29, 2011 1:53 pm

      Thanks! I love the baloons, too! I think the dresses are creative without looking too loony. I’m impressed with the design aspect of these pieces- they’re quite spectacular.
      -J

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