Beautifully Ornate Mongolian Wedding Costumes Made of Paper

Russia-based artist Asya Kozina crafts paper into all kinds of beautifully elaborate sculptures. Her collection of Mongolian costumes was inspired by the artist's fascination with the idea that ethnic wedding dresses are a dying out tradition, often only found in photographs. She develops these paper artworks as a way to preserve the memory of these traditional, luxurious styles.

The extremely delicate forms were designed to fit a life-sized model. They are covered with elegant details in “stylized and exaggerated forms of traditional costumes.” Kozina chose to structure each piece completely out of white paper in order to emphasize the shape and form, and not to distract with bold colors.

If you enjoy these stunning designs, you may also want to check out Cardboard Couture, a series of playful costumes developed by design students at Strode College in the UK.

Asya Kozina's website
via [Fubiz]

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