posted by: designer in General on December 1st, 2010
Fulvio Bonavia: “A Matter of Taste” is full of surprising creations made with natural and edible elements. The work in the book lives in a world between gastronomy and haute couture. Love it!
If you watch reality and style shows like Project Runway and others like it, you have no doubt seen a lot of edible fashion creations – and most of them look a hot mess.
More photos after the jump
Fulvio Bonavia, on the other hand, understands what it means to create something wearable, no matter what materials are used to make it.
Bags made out of blackberries look like something you could buy at Saks. Bags made out of broccoli look more than just delicious. Bonavia’s vibrantly colored, edible purses look like something you’d want in your bag collection. While unquestionably food, the designs and juxtaposition are such that it’s a wonder more fashion designers haven’t taken this particular ball and gone running with it down the catwalk.
There are earrings made out of chocolates prettier than anything you’ll see in a heart-shaped box. Perfume bottles resemble luxurious, sweet smelling blossoms, while watermelons are reinterpreted into haute couture helmets. Apples become earmuffs, artichokes become caps, and all the while you don’t know whether you want to eat these pieces or pair them with your favorite outfits.
This is just proof that fashion is everywhere now, that it is launching a full scale invasion into our lives, our closets, and now, even our kitchens. And as for Bonavia’s shoes? Let’s just say that I am eager to raid my fridge, to see if I can replicate his edible sandals and boots.