Bride Wore a Paper Gown
We have all gone through the usual paper craft classes at school, but Asya and Dmitry Kozin have taken the art to incredible and amazing levels. The creative couple from Russia creates spectacular wedding dresses from the humble paper. The wonderful creations feature intricate details with fascinating headpieces. The gowns are an artistic interpretation of Kazakhstan wedding traditions, and each work takes the duo months to complete. They focus on exploring the possibilities of contemporary paper sculptures and the versatile white paper is used not only as a tool, but also as a concept which helps to express the historical process in a symbolic fashion. The images of Mongolian, African, Scythian, Venetian, Baroque, Art nouveau cultures are easily recognizable while simultaneously metaphorical.