Fringed Orange Apparel Knit Entirely From Rubber Bands by Rie Sakamoto


At first, the garments look as though they’ve been spun with a traditional medium—wool or yarn—but on closer inspection, it becomes apparent that the thin and springy mesh-like material is composed of thousands of elastic bands that have been knitted together. Made by Japanese designer Rie Sakamoto, the handmade collection is composed of a jacket and dress, each of which illustrates the diverse functionality of stationery items like rubber bands.

Sakamoto’s “rubber collection” initially was exhibited at Tama Art University in Toyko as part of a graduate exhibition and the garments, which took Sakamoto half a year to make, reflect on how overlooked materials and objects can have diverse uses in fashion, contemporary design, and art.[…]

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2 Responses to Fringed Orange Apparel Knit Entirely From Rubber Bands by Rie Sakamoto

  1. How very resourceful! It must be comfortable too, as the “fabric” is flexible.
    On a market I once saw a woman who made “leather” jackets and trousers from old bicycle tubes. They also looked really smart.

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