A fact about me- I am obsessed with sushi. If you want to win me over, take me out on a long dinner with salmon sushi, edamame, and pots of green tea; it never fails. So when I read an article putting designer Isaac Mizrahi and Salmon Skin in one sentence, naturally I was intrigued. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong with what I had imagined.
The designer is actually creating a dress out of salmon skin, see photo above! But to make sense of it all, it is actually for an exhibition named “Design for A Living World” taking place at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; part of the New York renowned Smithsonian.
The project is described as:
“Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design.”
Each designer was then allocated a location, such as-
Isaac Mizrahi and Alaska
Kate Spade and Bolivia
Ezri Tarazi and China
Hella Jongerius and Mexico
Due to the Alaskan inspiration, Mizrahi chose one of their most famous natural resources Salmon.
Find out more about the exhibition, click here.