Move over, John Galliano. There's a new dress designer in town.
While "It looks so good, I could eat it!" isn't something you would normally catch yourself saying about a dress, Edgar Artis' creations are a little different. A quick glance at the Armenian artist's Instagram account, which has over 700,000 followers, shows a vast collection of beautiful, cleverly designed evening dresses.
Move over, John Galliano. There’s a new dress designer in town.
While “It looks so good, I could eat it!” isn’t something you would normally catch yourself saying about a dress, Edgar Artis’ creations are a little different. A quick glance at the Armenian artist’s Instagram account, which has over 700,000 followers, shows a vast collection of beautiful, cleverly designed evening dresses. The pieces are an innovative combination of sketching and everyday objects, including food, office items, and other trinkets one might find around their home.
For example, the artist has taken items like the cheeseburger to an entirely new level, deconstructing the lettuce, tomato, cheese, and bun into a ruffled, scoop-necked evening number. In one of his most recent posts, a ballet dancer gracefully arches her back as her dancing dress, made of finely sliced apple, dramatically blows behind her. But the artist doesn’t stop there. From paper clips to cotton balls, to leeks, pizza, and dragonfruit, Edgar Artis is always finding inspiration in the most unexpected of places.
Artis’ project is nothing short of inspiring. For one, it finds beauty in the simple, everyday objects that we might take for granted. In his eyes, paperclips that once fastened documents together transform into a futuristic shirt and skirt combo, complete with sharp lines, high shoulders, and a plunging neckline. Also, the dresses suggest that self-expression is incredibly varied. Our preferences make us who we are, and we shouldn’t shy away from flaunting or flourishing them just because someone else might think we’re odd. In fact, in one of the artist’s Instagram posts, he mentions something to this effect:
“I’m tired of seeing people who think princess stuff is beauty and perfection. I created a contemporary design which hides a beautiful message behind… It reminds me of a caterpillar who is about to transform into a beautiful butterfly and fly. Many people are afraid or shy of showing to everyone what they are capable of. The same situation was with me. Here is my advice, don’t ever, ever be shy or afraid, open your beautiful world and show them who you are!”
Well said, Edgar. And without further ado, here are some of the artist’s amazing creations.