LFW – Anne-Sophie Cochevelou: the story behind the LEGO dress
Anne-Sophie Cochevelou, student at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, created a truly unique dress made of no less than 5,000 LEGO bricks. The remarkable design was presented by model Aspen Glen-Cross just before London Fashion Week, as a celebration of the spring/summer 2014 catwalk shows.
“I try to build clothes with materials, which are not fabric, crossing boundaries of the costume experiment. I think that any object from everyday life can become a fashion accessory. Anything can be stitched on to clothes.”
And so, Anne-Sophie is not only creating catwalk-ready designs, but she is also recycling materials for her creations.
“I have always created costume with nothing, sometimes with things I found in the street. I like to give second life to old objects and divert them from their original function.”
The designer uses lots of different toys to create garments as a reminder of people’s childhood, something everyone has in common.
The LEGO creation, however, would not be complete without accessories of the same material, such as shoes and a colourful LEGO fascinator.
To visit Anne-Sophie Cochevelou’s personal website, please click here.