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Published April 09, 2012, 10:17 PM

Local artist creating living fashion pieces

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Something you're used to seeing in a garden or in a pot could soon be on your wife or girlfriend. A local artist has created Garden Fashions.

Something you're used to seeing in a garden or in a pot could soon be on your wife or girlfriend. A local artist has created Garden Fashions.

This may not look like much now, but in a few weeks this will be sewn together with others and turned into a corset.

Stevie Famulari – Plant Clothing Designer: “Plant materials don't only have to be on a lawn nor do they have to be in a pot, to be able to wear your own bouquet for a wedding dress, to be able to consider that you can put fashion on a mannequin and spritz it.”

NDSU Landscape Architecture professor Stevie Famulari is the creator of all these garden fashions. It took her nearly three years to come up with the perfect scientific equations, including the right fabric and growing patterns to start growing these green wardrobe pieces.

Stevie Famulari: “Like all plants, they grow and die and re-seed, all of the plants I have chosen re-seed themselves.”

After figuring out the right solution Famulari got to work and started drawing the sketches. Here you see a coat drawn on paper and now a green trench ready to be worn after a few months of growing.

Stevie Famulari: “Wear a wedding gown that you will walk down the aisle with and to wear a long coat that you will actually cut and form into shapes is fantastic.”

These green designer duds won’t only be wearable fashions for the hangers; they will also be works of art displayed at the Plains Art Museum.

The laced gown creation will be on display tomorrow. The rest will be auctioned off at the museums spring gala May 5th.

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