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.