Edible Fabric: Why It’s Time To Work Some Pasta Into Your Wardrobe

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The biggest problem with fashion? When you're hungry, you can't eat it.
This, we presume, was the starting point for an excellent project by Scandinavian artist Camilla Wordie.
Her Edible Textiles concept focuses on using heat and pigments to manipulate humble kitchen cupboard ingredients such as pasta and oats into wearable fabrics. We would just love to see the rice fabric pictured reimagined by Phoebe Philo or Marc Jacobs and sent shimmying down the runway. Wordie's edible fabrics follow her other foodie projects, including tableware based on grains of rice, and surfaces created from chocolate powder. And why not?
While we realise that Wordie's designs are leaps and bounds ahead of yesteryear's edible candy bracelets, we do have some reservations about the practical implications of her designs. A coat made of spaghetti is theoretically awesome, but where does the wearer keep the pasta sauce and boiling water about their person? Tricky, very tricky...

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