The dresses are the focus of A Sustainable Marriage, a new exhibition at the university. "The students wanted to challenge the notion that a wedding dress should only be used once and aimed to explore modern society's attitudes towards throwaway fashion," fashion design lecturer Jane Blohm said in a release . "The wedding gown is perhaps one of the most iconic and symbolic garments in humanity's wardrobe and represents the challenges of throwaway fashion."
According to The Telegraph , the dress has polyvinyl alcohol, a biodegradable substance used in laundry bags and washing detergents. The substance is knitted into the fabric and dissolves into the water without hurting the environment. Wedding dresses may cost hundreds – if not thousands – but may never be worn again.
The catch, the Telegraph stated, is brides may want to make sure to have an umbrella handy if their wedding day looks like rain.
I like the sustainable marriage idea! I'm always a fan of re-using, and not going beyond my means. Melting stitches aren't the best idea ever, but I'm sure some smarty-pants can figure out an ingenious usage for them.
For now, I don't want to wear anything that could potentially leave me bare-assed in front of all my friends and family.