Posted by Michael Waltzer on December 1, 2011 05:01 PM
Can recycled car parts count as an art form? Consider the above creation. Titled "Environmental Crown of Virtue," it was designed by Moss Lipow using a transmission starter and exhaust manifold gasket from a dismantled Lexus. The automaker asked four of fashion's incredibly inventive designers to come up with wearable art to be featured in an ad in Vogue magazine. See more of the Lexus Fashion Workshop, incorporating parts from recycled Lexus cars to stunning effect, below.
"The Valve Collection” (above) was created by jewelry designer (and 2011 CFDA winner) Eddie Borgo using valve lifters, crank bearings and hose clamps.
"Nomadic Sanctuary” — A sleek trench coat, shorts and clutch designed by John Patrick, featuring floor mats made from plant-based plastic, sustainable sound-dampening material, wire harness, leather seat covers and cargo covers
“The Luna Shoe” — Created by Alejandro Ingelmo using armrest leather trim and clear plastic tubing. Take that, Project Runway!