- Materials include door tracks and brushed steel laminate
New York based Canadian designer Andrea Creighton created this dress entirely from sliding door components, for Product Runway, an architecture-themed fashion show that raises money for student scholarships. She describes it as “a fusion of fashion and architecture, with equal parts hand-draping and AutoCAD, manual lacing and laser cutting, fantasy and function.”-Photo Credit: Carter Berg
The Product Runway event sees designers and architects flaunt their creativity and technical skills to produce couture fashion created from finishing materials.-Mad Wolf Photography
Paired for the event with a door component manufacturer, her team set about finding a way to “both celebrate and contradict the nature of the materials we’d been given: to show off the hard, icy quality of acrylic in a diamond-like bodice, and force metal to appear soft and weightless in an over-sized, rippling skirt,” Creighton says.-Mad Wolf Photography
The dress was made with deconstructed aluminum sliding door tracks, including a bodice of 1/4” thick frosted acrylic, leather lacing, and sliced door tracks. The big skirt was brushed steel laminate and the smaller skirt revealed on the runway was matte white laminate. Below: Part of a step-by-step, on Creighton’s blog.
Andrea Creighton is a native of Oakville, Ontario. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion) in 2011 and has experience in costume production and interior architecture.
See more projects on her blog, here.
- NOTE: The team also included Cinthya Toledo & Xyrus Diego for accessories, with materials from Raydoor.