Dresses made from Flowers, Fruit & Grains? Yep, it's a Floral Fashion Competition.

One of the most fun parts of 
the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 
is the Floral Fashion competition,
whereby students from RMIT,
who more usually study how to design garments from, well, you know,
weird things like fabric,
throw caution to the wind, embrace their imagination, 
and dress mannequins in luscious swathes of 
flowers, fruit & any plant matter they like.
This slim-fitting pencil skirt of garlic would be the perfect outfit 
to wear to a screening of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, I fancy.
(I'm hoping to see this movie this weekend,
but I will obviously have to pop into the green grocers first.)
"Celebration" was this year's theme,
which is open to a fair bit of interpretation, it seems.
I love that this is actually part of their curriculum,
well outside what one would normally consider part of 
a Fashion Design degree.
So beautiful and so creative.
And just imagine how many bird friends one would have,
if one were to wear such glorious creations?

images :: taken by blue fruit at MIFGS 2012