Third Place:

Vanessa Walilko

Title: Flapper

Fur Free Fashion third place winner Jessica Mintz

Garment description:

A flapper dress inspired by the roaring 20s. However, this dress was made by weaving 6,000 aluminum rings and 3,000 aluminum disks together with two pairs of pliers using ancient chainmaille techniques.

Types of materials:

This dress is made entirely of aluminum. The majority of my materials are taken from industrial surplus.

Interests in fashion:

Aluminum is the only material on the planet that is 100% recyclable and endlessly recyclable. I seek to make pieces of wearable art that help shift values to sustainability and protecting the environment.