Dress Up Your Wood Offal

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/08/2013 12:05PM


click image to zoomBalmain Pre-Fall 2013 CollectionBalmainFrom the Balmain Pre-Fall 2013 Collection What to do with your wood offal? Dress it up.

Inspired by wood, fashion designer Olivier Rousteing created this dress for Balmain’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection. The long-sleeved mini dress looks like it has polished strips of mahogany woven into an intricate design.

The Balmain dress has already been featured on the red carpet, most recently by actress Olga Kurylenko at the Taipei, Taiwan premier of “Oblivion,” which co-stars Tom Cruise.

What are some of the non-traditional design trends/usages you’re seeing for wood? Please share them here.


About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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