Iconic recycled paper accessories by Mary Design
Hats made of newspaper always bring to mind , a basic folded boat -shaped effort , best left to pre- school experts. However Mary Design at the Minas Trend Preview in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has crafted an exquisite collection of , catwalk worthy, graphic, iconic head and neck pieces that have taken fine layered, recycled paper mache from the humble beginnings of an art project to the international fashion arena.
The Ga-Ga esque head pieces that would not look out of place on the cover of Vogue are inspired by historical hat shapes such as the 1920’s cloche hat , another refers to planetary rings, a third re-interprets African ceremonial head gear and turns it into a Stephen Jones worthy iconic piece.
The creative process behind these extraordinary accessories centres on a refined paper mache technique that preserves the finely layered print, which is legible when viewed at close proximity- adding another dimension to the wonders of this collection. If ever there was a collection of pieces worthy of the ‘finding eco’ Eco Icon title – this is it!!! Paper recycling like you’ve never seen before!!!