In the early part of the 20th century, women wore bark shoes daily, with cloth foot wrap inserts. They were also used as overshoes to protect more costly leather shoes against rain, mud and snow. These shoes were commonly made from Birch bark, but they could also be made from linden or lime-tree bark. Norway, Sweden and even Russia have all had their own version of the footwear. The lifespan of bark shoes is limited to about one week.

Worn as an overshoe to protect more costly leather shoes, birch bark shoes lasted about a week.

I chose to pin this because I thought that someone has used there imagination to form a beautiful unique dress piece.

Fabric manipulation and textile design - by Marit Jujiwara fabric textile manipulation fashion design inspiration

Evening dress Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea) Date: 1951 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)

Evening dress Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian Javea) Date: 1951 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in.

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Fabric Manipulation - handbag detail with woven seams - textiles techniques; modern weaving // Judith van den Berg ♦F&I♦

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gown made of recycled shirt collars by Junky Styling. Picture taken at Ethical Fashion Forum booth, London Clothes Show.

Stunning example of upcycling . gown made of recycled shirt collars by Junky Styling. Picture taken at Ethical Fashion Forum Booth, London Clothes SHow

Shoes 1690s The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shoes Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, leather Dimensions: Length: 10 in. cm) Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906 Accession Number: b

Iris Van Herpen at Couture Fall 2011

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