About this project
These zipper collars seem to have become my signature trashion thing. Here is my latest. I made it for my dear friend who took this lovely picture of it. This collar has been reconstructed from 12 metal jacket zippers. It took 3 hours to pin these onto the mannequin and 7 to sew them together by hand. I´m not a very fast seamstress... . If you´re lucky you might be able to see this live in New York in a few weeks! My friend who I made this collar for is going to be there in the beginning of April.
Photograph: <a href="http://www.myspace.com/mikkoprofusion">Mikko Rasila</a>
Model: Maryam R. / <a href="http://www.modelboom.fi/">ModelBoom</a>
Hair & Makeup: Muru
I cannot take full credit for the original design since Comme Des Garçons (SS05 collection) was the first designer behind this kind of zipper-use. See them from my inspiration books <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/outsapop/1150890718/in/set-72157602058853821/">HERE</a> and <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/outsapop/1127671123/in/set-72157602058853821/">HERE</a>.
My work is originally meant to inspire others to start crafting and creating things for them selves, so if someone sees my work and copies it, I´m just happy. But, with this technique it´s a bit difficult to make the collalrs exactly alike... That´s the beauty in crafting and DIY. 100% copying is impossible :)