Food inspired fashion has been covered before in the form of macaroons, fashion collections, etc. but with Chloe Wise’s new handbag collection, the presence of food in fashion has been taken to a literal level. The New York based designer’s ‘Pissing Shmoozing and Looking Away’ collection are replica bag remakes of the big brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada in the form of carb-centric breakfast foods. Pick your favorite; whether it be croissants, replica bagels, English muffins, PB and J sandwiches or waffles and you will see that every one of those food items as plastered onto Replica Bagel No. 5 Chanel purse, Challah Prada backpack or PB&J Louis Vuitton handbag. The sculpted foods were made out of urethane and then painted over with oil paints to make it realistic. The idea behind the whole project is to take away the essence of expensive fashion and the weightage on regular food, especially carbohydrates and combined the two into a facetious artistic representation. Now if only I could carry around the Belgian Moschino Waffle and snack on it too, life would be perfect!
Chloe Wise’s entire collection is on display at the Division Gallery in Montreal until 2nd May, 2015.