A Dutch artist named Sander Reijgers is converting inflatable sex dolls into the most bizarre clothing and recycled fashion. Perfect for a rainy day, these waterproof hoodies and custom track jackets were made by altering existing tracksuit tops with heads, breasts and other pieces from 50 blow-up dolls. The unconventional materials for the project were received from a “sponsor” but we just hope they weren’t used beforehand.
“I like to operate in the grey area between art, design and fashion,” said Sander. “The jackets are works of recycled art, but you can wear them too. People aren’t afraid to wear my jackets because my work isn’t coarse or vulgar. My work isn’t about shocking people or about sex for the sake of sex. To me, sex is a means to make aesthetic, funny clothing, and multi-layered pieces.”
Hmm, I don’t know if I’d wear this weird outfit as streetwear. But what do you think of Sander’s strange wearable art? Would you cop this for your wardrobe? Check it out below and read more about how the artist was inspired to make art from recycled materials.
“These dolls are so ugly and vulgar that turning them into something beautiful has become a challenge for me. The doll is a means to convey something else… it’s near-incomprehensible that people could have sex with something as ugly and lifeless as a blow-up doll. However much air you pump into it, it remains an object that can’t reciprocate the feelings of lust…” said Sander.
“The idea of doing something with blow-up dolls came to me after reading ‘The Malady of Death’ by Marguerite Duras,” the artist explained. “The main character of this novel is incapable of feelings for people, so he hires a woman hoping that sex with this woman will allow him to feel. I do the exact opposite with my work: I remove the sexual function of the dolls by turning them into a jacket or a bag. In this way, the doll can ‘feel’ by performing a normal day-to-day task, rather than through sex…”
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