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Designer makes dress out of 18,000 rubber bands

Architect-turned designer reveals incredible dress made from rubber bands.

By Kim Anne Jan 7, 2013 11:02PM

Photo: Warren Chow/Solent NewsArchitect Margarita Mileva has found a fashionable new use for boring office supplies. Mileva made this dress out of thousands of rubber bands—18,550 to be exact. She spent three months creating the dress from multicolored bands. 

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“I like to make pieces that are conversation openers,” she told the Daily Mail of her dresses, which have been featured in art exhibitions. The architect-turned-designer spends around 90 hours knotting and twisting the elastic bands together for each dress, and the pieces can take months to complete. But to Mileva, it’s no big deal. “I always had an eye for jewelry and love to design clothes, knit and make collages.”

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And rubber bands aren’t the only office supplies she uses for her creations--she has also fashioned jewelry from paperclips and business cards. We can’t wait to see what she does with Post It notes!

Tell us: What do you think of this rubber band dress?

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