Zipper collar



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... Check out my ZIPPER COLLARS SET for more pics. 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: Mikko Rasila
Model: Maryam R. / ModelBoom
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 HERE and HERE.

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 :)

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4 comments:

  1. These collars are amazing! I hope you won't mind if "someone" copies your signature thing...

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  2. Thank you! 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. HERE and HERE.

    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 :)

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  3. one helluva photowizz you've had there.
    not used to seeing pics of this quality on craft sites normally.

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  4. If it is selfmade it does not look "selfmade" :) My mission is to prove to the world that DIY can be as good as regular design goods, even better. It also helps to have close friends with expencive cameras and studios...

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