It’s hard to pinpoint just how old fashion as a concept and phenomenon is, but one thing is for certain—it has been around for so long that it’s an inevitable part of any culture and society.

But, as is with most things, fashion too has been around for so long that it is becoming increasingly harder to come up with something new, something fresh.

Enter Gab Bois, Montreal-based artist who has been effectively reinventing fashion using everyday items. Bois’ ingenious ideas are featured in the curated list below, along with an interview with the mastermind herself.

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Somehow i like these! Really vintage

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

If you can think of a cabbage pun, lettuce know

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Neonx
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2 months ago

P U N K

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Gab Bois takes that which is mundane and ordinary and turns it into something that makes most people do a double take, bringing in a fresh way of seeing things. The photographer defamiliarizes ordinary household and other conventional items as fashion accessories, among many other things.

This includes everything from banana slippers and skull cap cereal bowls to pumpkin hats and a whole bunch of bras and purses, making for some surreal photography. Sure, it's not all that practical for the most part, but it certainly captivates people with how surreal it looks as works of art.

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Mark and Elmo
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2 months ago

That has to be itchy af xD

Agnes Jekyll
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2 months ago

and sticky

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

What is it? Candy? I don't think we ever had that in my country

Kate Baumann
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2 months ago

Down in these parts we call it... *takes a long sip of tea* ...gay bacon...

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cow_bxrri
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2 months ago

I can’t wait till it’s sweater weather again

SentimentAndBadJokes
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2 months ago

It is for me! Gotta love winter fashion! :D

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GlassHalfWay
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2 months ago

This tasty shirt wouldn't last long, I'd be naked in under 5 minutes

PansexualPancake
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2 months ago

same

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Arctic Fox Lover
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2 months ago

Dude, that would be so incrediblt itchy and uncomfortable-

Clearly sunny
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2 months ago

That would be so uncomfortable to wear.

lammaperson
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2 months ago

I want this but a real sweater.

Vicky Anderson
Community Member
2 months ago

A shirt made of gummy candy stripes. Interesting... but it'll stick to you at the first hint of sweat.

Zophra
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2 months ago

Don't sweat or that would be a sticky mess.

Candace Fitzpatrick
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2 months ago

Sour Straps. Im in my 40‘s now and still buy these at the Dollarama from time to time.

Neonx
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2 months ago

Wow, that must have taken a while...

Enamelcamel
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2 months ago

Can't IMAGINE how uncomfortable that would be ... hard scratchy sugar ... eeek!

Venatrix324
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2 months ago

Can u eat it after the pic????? Or is it gross 🤔

•LeXi•
Community Member
2 months ago

This would itch so bad!

_𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕔𝕠_𝕝𝕠𝕔𝕠_
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2 months ago

That would be sooooo uncomfortable though!!!!!

Lara Verne
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2 months ago

Would be scratchy

-Sunflower-
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2 months ago

3000 hours later...

maya P.K
Community Member
2 months ago

nomnom

Paige Garberding
Community Member
1 month ago

What is that made of?

zite
Community Member
1 month ago

I can feel that taste in my mouth

Anita Pickle
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh god! How sticky would you be?

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
2 months ago

This picture makes me itchy

Daniel Atkins
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2 months ago

And this is why we have ants.

Viki Short
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2 months ago

Is that a lawn chair she's wearing?

Eepe
Community Member
2 months ago

How long would it take to wash all that sour stuff and stickiness off??! Ugh

Rachel Knaub
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks really fashionable! If it weren’t candy I would wear it!

Phica Afton
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2 months ago

Tbh if I had this i would eat it with in an hour of having it

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Ew, sugary candy stuck against your skin?

Mac
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I saw a comment that asked what these were and they are called airheads. They are strips of a taffy life candy.

Janus Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

i wish i could pull this look off

Jessica Malone
Community Member
2 months ago

The citric acid

Nikki Owens
Community Member
2 months ago

This must be incredibly uncomfortable and abrasive.

Kayla J
Community Member
2 months ago

this is cool if you want to be attacked by every bug within a 50 mile radius.

Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
2 months ago

fruit rollup sweater it's an interesting design

AzKhaleesi
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2 months ago

that would be so itchy and sticky

Amy Dodds
Community Member
2 months ago

I can only imagine how uncomfortable that is

Aiyanna Clements
Community Member
2 months ago

I want to eat it

Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Okay, this is going waaaay too far. I mean sticky gooey fingers is one thing. This is a sticky gooey nightmare in my world

Penny Martin
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2 months ago

Gay Bacon.

Violet Smith
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2 months ago

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Badly photoshopped/cropped. makes the model look like a weirdly-shaped dude.

Carmen Sandiego
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2 months ago

Not much wrong with that.

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Good luck untangling them

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Mark and Elmo
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2 months ago

Can only hold hand sanitizer and 5 miniwipes

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“I was always into fashion, especially DIY fashion, even as a kid. I would help my mom remove the leaves from the corn cobs and then we would use them to make doll dresses. I’d also make flower necklaces for the neighborhood cats during my free time, little things like that,” Bois explained the origins of this idea.

“Being an only child and playing by myself, I was put into a position where I had to find ways to keep myself occupied, and I developed a huge interest in doing little crafts, so I can say a part of the work I do now still comes from that childhood interest and curiosity.”

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

Cerealsly?

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cow_bxrri
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2 months ago

This seems like something Gucci would make and if I had money I would buy them

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Shannon Matthews
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2 months ago

Shellphone?

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Neonx
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2 months ago

snazzy

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We asked Bois to elaborate on how the whole creativity process goes in her book, and she said this:

“The process starts with an idea. Sometimes, it comes on its own, without me having to even think about it, but sometimes I sit myself down and brainstorm.”

“Then, production. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several days, depending on the complexity of the idea and its execution, and whether or not I get it right on the first try.”

“I then finish off with post-production. That part also varies in time and complexity but I always try to create as much of the concept in real life so I only polish off the image in post and don’t do any major editing work.”

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

The only way i would use Brussels sprouts!

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ZooMom
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2 months ago

Soap suds!

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Mark and Elmo
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2 months ago

Tf? This is something people on the show (Naked and Afraid) would do

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Well it's not cheese it's plastic so that's a better use

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Bow, I’m a Slytherclaw
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2 months ago

Let me introduce you to the concept of ✨ paint ✨

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Art is a challenge in and of itself that can sometimes end up pulling an artist back to square one no matter how fleshed out it may look in your head. Bois considers some of the challenges she finds the hardest in her line of art:

“There are many times when an image I thought would look a certain way in my head doesn’t turn out that way at all. That’s definitely the most challenging part of trying to turn ideas and abstract concepts into three-dimensional objects or sets, because there’s only so much that you can plan in your head before trying it in real life.”

“Also, sometimes a concept that I think is super clear and makes so much sense is completely lost in translation when brought into a picture. It’s definitely frustrating when that happens, but that pushes me to be resourceful, think outside the box, and try again.”

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J.A.D.E
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2 months ago

1 word..... YUM

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Could be annoying when sitting

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

If this is the way to get pockets in women's pants then i accept

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

When you cannot go anywhere without a snack

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Priscilla Reshell
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2 months ago

I would so buy this

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Lastly, we’ve asked Bois to point out some of her favorites among the slew of designs she’s created over the years, and she had this to say:

“I have many favorites. Sometimes ideas turn out so much better than I had expected and that just brings me so much joy. The orange bra and cell phone inside a sea shell are great examples of that.”

“The other ones I really love because of the context of their production, whether I got help from a loved one to make it or the feelings I experienced while making it. That’s the case for the big band-aid blanket, the book pages made of yellow cheese singles and the ice cream cone made of snow.”

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

That is a wrong use for a croissant!

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Mark and Elmo
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2 months ago

Idk what to say...

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

This should be on the post "Show me you are poor without telling me you are poor "

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Priscilla Reshell
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2 months ago

wait is that buggles?

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

By the end of the movie you are naked! Actually after the first 10 minutes of the movie! Who am i kidding😅😅

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There’s much more to be seen outside this list, so be sure to check out Bois’ Instagram for more incredible out-of-the-box art. She also has a book—an artist book that you can buy here.

But before you dash off to another one of our articles, why not let us know what you thought of this in the comment section below!

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Cinnamoroll
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2 months ago

yummy!

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Bow, I’m a Slytherclaw
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2 months ago

Hang on... those are... slightly painful.

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Kiss Army
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2 months ago

It makes my eyes water to look at this...

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Just don't do it

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Very futuristic

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