It’s tough. It’s thick. It’s brown. It’s a lot like leather—but in fact this new material is made in the lab using leftovers from a brew of kombucha tea.
Designer Sruli Recht creates experimental fashions that often have as much to do with where his materials come from as what the final product looks like. For example, he's woven horsehair garments, tanned the leather of stillborn lambs, and extracted silk from a spider's silk gland implanted in a goat's milk duct.…
At London's Fashion Week, designer Rachel Friere unveiled a dress made of 3,000 cow nipples lovingly stitched together into evening wear. Unsurprisingly, this dress went over as well as you could expect a dress made out of 3,000 cow nipples to go over.