This week’s crochet artist feature is of Marion Macedo, a Bolivian artist who is actually a fashion designer. She uses crochet techniques to stitch together unique mixed media clothing made from recycled materials.
More About Designer Marion Macedo
Marion Macedo started creating upcycled fashions in 2005 after training as a clothing designer and a wallpaper designer. Her stunning creations have walked the runways in Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris and Tokyo. Most recently she had her seventh big fashion show in her hometown of La Paz, Bolivia. Her dresses have been worn by famous people such as French singer Anne-Laure Girbal. Macedo’s designs are very artistic and mostly intended for show. However, she does do custom fashion work as well, ranging from shawls to wedding gowns.
Marion Macedo’s Crochet
Macedo’s fashions are made using a variety of recycled materials including paper, plastic, old CDs and soda bottle caps. She also uses natural materials to enhance the work, such as vegetable-based dyes and the shells of cocoa beans. What they have in common is the method of stitching them together. Macedo uses very large crochet hooks to do this type of work. One of her most popular recent works is a white crocheted paper dress that she showed at Recycle Yourself, her 2011 La Paz fashion show.
What are your thoughts on upcycled fashions?