Tyvek Innovative Uses Blog, by Material Concepts

Monday, March 5, 2012

Stunning Tyvek Dresses

Designer Hila Martuzana provides four sets of stunning new Tyvek dresses in a picture set called The Rhythm of Paper, related to the four seasons. Of course, it's not paper, it's Tyvek!

Martuzana comments (from the Coroflot website):

"Four sets of clothing which related to the cycles of nature, by codes of transition between seasons. Each season of transition involves changing: climate change, a change in motion, rhythm, sensations, smells and feelings. Each garment combines two seasons of the year, according to the characterization of each season, using a different modal component by means of repeated motifs, sizes, dosages and different arrangements of the "Tyvec" paper strips. Although the "Tyvec" paper is not torn, it can be cut, folded and heated. These are the techniques I used to create the textile surfaces."
(Note: of course, the correct spelling is "Tyvek".)

The Fall-Summer Tyvek dress design is particularly striking, where the Tyvek material has been cut to provide an airy look. The detailed shot shows the intricate work needed to create this look.

The Summer-Spring Tyvek dress design is also rather innovative.

View the entire gallery of Tyvek dress designs from Hila Martuzana. These designs were also featured in a recent ecouterre story.

Of course, if you are a dress designer wishing to expand the material you use for any fashion design, Material Concepts can supply the Tyvek material. There are many styles of Tyvek that can be used, soft Tyvek / Tyvek fabric, hard Tyvek / Tyvek paper, or for a more mysterious look, black Tyvek would be a dramatic choice. For more information, contact Material Concepts via phone (1-800-372-3366 or 215-338-6515). Or simply buy Tyvek online and have it shipped directly to you now. And when you have completed your Tyvek fashion designs, send us your photos and maybe we'll feature your work in future feature on this Tyvek Innovative Uses Blog!

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Blogger Bärbel Born said...

Is tyvek washable? my english skills aren´t the best, so browsing all your cool pages and translating takes ages for me. I couldn´t find any information about washing tyvek cloths so far.

April 6, 2012 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Douglas Kohn, www.MaterialConcepts.com said...

Hi - thank you for your question. Please copy the link below to our page on Tyvek sewing instructions. Here you will find the washing instructions for Tyvek at the bottom of the page.

To answer your question, it's best to handwash Tyvek with warm water and mild soap. Then you can hang it up to let it dry, or you can put it in your dryer on an "air" setting without any heat.

April 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Autumn Kipp said...

Hi Doug - I remember you telling us about these dresses when we visited your facility recently. I just took a look and can't believe how amazing they are! I never would have imagined a dress could be made from Tyvek and still be so feminine! Love it!
Convertech, Inc.

May 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM  

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