PADMA PETALZ

Ellie Mücke was commissioned by Nespresso in 2013, to design and create a dress using their 100% recyclable aluminium coffee capsules.  

Image credits: Photography by Tomas Friml.  Hair and makeup by Claire Leighton. Model, Crystal.

Image credits: Photography by Tomas Friml.  Hair and makeup by Claire Leighton. Model, Crystal.

PROCESS

The making process involved lots and lots of cutting, hammering and stitching.  In fact, over 2,500 Nespresso capsules were used to create a staggering 6,000+ petals for finished dress.  The base cloth used for the dress, was two upcycled shirts and the bodice was lined with an organic cotton.  The dress was auctioned in 2014, raising money for the charity Cool Australia.