A designer sent models down the runway wearing giant balloons that deflate into dresses and people are in awe

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The fashion realm can be bizarre sometimes, and this fashion show has just lifted the benchmark.

The internet burst with glee at the sight of Central Saint Martins’ graduate fashion show this year, where student Fredrik Tjaerandsenunveiled a jaw-dropping collection of balloon dress designs. There, models were seen walking in huge rubber bubbles that amazingly transformed into dresses or multi-piece sets.

The videos showing Tjaerandsen’s designs circulated the internet, and social media users were mind-blown by his collection. His creativity awarded him the L’Oreal Professional Young Talent Award.

According to Love Magazine, Tjaerandsen said he created these balloon garments using an air pressure system that allowed the wearer to control the flow of air. To deflate it, the wearer would activate an internal latch that pops air out of the bubble.

We spoke to @bafcsm’s most talked about graduate of this year, and winner of the L’Oréal Professionnel Young Talent Award @fredriktjaerandsen about his balloon creations. “I designed ‘bubble’ in the shape of a torus. The inner part of the torus is where the garment is constructed and inverts out to the bubble. The rubber I use is sourced from a company that has its rubber production in Sri Lanka, where they support and buy their rubber from local rubber growers. I have constructed these pieces with an air pressure system that lets the wearer control the air-flow. Whenever the wearer wants to deflate it, they open a latch inside to release the inverted bubble part and then that dives out of the deflating bubble.” Read more up on thelovemagazine.co.uk where Tjaerandsen talks about his process, the hours of trial and error it look to produce his collection and what he’s planning next.

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Models showed how the eye-popping ensembles worked at the runway, where they demonstrated the prompting of the latches and the balloons’ transformations into rubber dresses.

Check out the collection in the videos below.

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