The original concept of a disposable paper Wedding Dress was not my idea – shame on me. At the beginning of my project, my lecturer had mentioned about a paper wedding gown as a suggestion of a disposable “one-time-use-dress” and I was then convinced.
Imagining myself as a potential bride and as a person with a strong aesthetic opinion, I probably would disagree with my mother’s traditional wedding tastes and views. Admittedly, I can see that I might struggle with the expense, as I often go to an extreme when it comes to fashion. As a designer, I think it would be ideal that the brides should only pay for the design ideas and not have to worry about the cost. A wedding dress should be a unique creation, but not necessarily needing expensive materials for the hopeful once-in-a-lifetime wedding dress extravaganza.
As changing the status quo is really a hard thing to accomplish, a Paper Wedding Dress is not everybody’s cup of tea. Currently, the limitations of paper as a garment material are clear. However, in the future, if the paper can mimic the look and feel of a fabric, and at the same time provide new benefits traditional fabrics do not allow, it could be a great future for disposable one-off occasional outfits.