Fashionable Rubber Band Dresses by Margarita Mileva

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Margarita Mileva, an architect working in New York City, is taking the fashion world by storm with her unique dresses made from thousands of rubber bands.

Margarita first captured the attention of the fashion world with her line of rubber band accessories – M2, an offshoot of Milev Architects. The daughter of two artists took things to a whole new level, back in September 2010, when she showcased her first rubber band dress, a beautiful cocktail frock, made entirely from differently colored rubber bands.

Her latest creation, the “RB Dress“, was originally created for “Wear Is Art”, a design competition in Berlin, but it continued to attract attention even after the contest ended. Milev constructed the dress by hand, painstakingly weaving an astounding 14, 235 rubber bands into an haute-couture gown. That’s approximately 4 kilograms of rubber bands.

The practicing architect/fashion designer says she was inspired by the works of German-Swiss painter Klee and the early Bauhaus pioneers: “I was intrigued by the pastel colors used together with the black, darker ones; the black outlines and texture-like “fabric” of his (Klee’s) works. For me also of utmost importance is color theory, which he developed and taught to Bauhaus students.”

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World’s Largest Rubber Band Ball

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The record for the world’s largest rubber band ball was recently surpassed by a young shop worker from  Lauderhill, Florida. Joel Waul, 27 has created a rubber ball made up of approximately 300,000 bands of different sizes that weighs 8,200lb.

The first record of the world’s largest rubber band ball was held by John Bain in 1999 whose ball weighed 3,120lb,but he was surpassed by Steven Milton of Eugene, Oregon who created a 4,600lb ball made up of approx. 175,000 rubber bands and recorded as the largest in November 2006 in Chicago.

Even if  Waul’s  rubber ball is already the largest in the world,he plans on adding 2,000lb but for the moment he’s out of material.After he reaches his goal,Joel Waul plans on submitting the ball to the Guinness World Records.

Via Daily Mail

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