Sara von Ehrenheim
Fine Art & Fashion
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You can do more with salmon than smoke it and eat it. If you're a daring fashion designer like Sara von Ehrenheim of Stockholm, you can also take tanned salmon skins and transform them into classy belts, corsets and high-heeled shoes.
Von Ehrenheim, who graduated from Beckman Design School in 1997, doesn't seem especially interested in the kind of mass-produced clothes most people wear when they go to the supermarket.
"I like odd materials. I want to find materials that are so distinctive that they are interesting in themselves," she explains.
Sara also creates attractive dresses, capes, vests and jackets out of a flower-patterned patchwork of dyed sheep's wool; pants and jackets in hairy chiffon (we're talking very puffy, fluffy stuff); Renaissance-style coats out of fur; and dramatic evening gowns in a lightweight silver or golden metallic fabric. …
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