One of our 2013 style resolutions was to avoid fast fashion, forgoing tempting $10 tank tops from Forever 21 in favor of more well-made pieces that last longer.
South Korean artist Yeonju Sung’s latest series, “Wearable Foods” focuses on even more fleeting style—garments made from vegetables. According to her artist’s statement about the collection:
This series deals with the concept of creating images that interchange the actual reality and the made-up reality on many levels. This body of work is her version of the made-up reality, which destroys the core meaning of clothing, which is the ability to be worn.
This series of her work forces viewers to defy the actual meaning, the functionalities, and the aspects of what clothing signifies in our lives. The essence of clothing and food has been reinterpreted. Each element does not fulfill its own role and yet, each suggests an unconventional and even contradicting role – un-wearable clothing that is made out of the materials that do not last.
We’re smitten with these elegant, unexpected frocks. From a Gaga-esque lotus root bubble silhouette, to a ladylike A-line number in tomatoes, to an urban, assymetrical dress woven in chives, each piece is more intriguing than the last.