- Submitted by Danielle
- Student designs from the The Royal College Of Art graduate catwalk show on June 2, 2011
it’s SO avant-garde, definitely beyond us regretsy folks…snort!
nah, this just looks like every hipster in my neighborhood in the wintertime. I swear, it’s like a contest to see who looks more like a mental patient.
I’m so hoping this is based around some sort of fetish, because the idea of someone taking this seriously just terrifies me.
The most astounding part, to me, is that there are people sitting in the audience, and they do not appear to be laughing.
Yarn is serious business.
That’s the real challenge in being a Serious Designer: you have to look at stuff like this and NOT laugh. Takes skill!
I did not even notice there was an audience.
Maybe they’re all busy trying to re-start their hearts.
They’re Brits. Rest assured, they’ll be tearing these kids to fibrous shreds later over some lovely tea and biscuits.
It’s not hell, it’s Burning Man!
I thought this was level 4 photoshop fuckery until I read the description
Very glad that I now have a use for all the latch hook rugs my father has been making over the years!
You know as well as I do that this is a Senior Prank.
if this is a prank, it’s DAMN GOOD! lots of work gone into this prank!
the royal college of art, eh? i think remedial summer sessions are in order.
and if you’re going to draw this much attention to an outfit, why hide the face?
be proud of your knit hot mess, i say!
I think the models demanded anonymity.
I’d say these kids have fine careers awaiting them in the fields of food service, housekeeping and/or landscaping.
Or crafting on Etsy!
This is why when I say “Oh, I’m an art student” people laugh, and say art college doesn’t teach anything except bullshit. THANKS A LOT, ROYAL COLLEGE OF FART.
I didn’t double check my spelling, but I quite like my “FART” typo.
I thought it was purposeful. Kudos on Typos!
I adore these designs! I wouldn’t wear them, it must be said; still, it makes me happy to know that they exist and make the world just a little weirder.
I like to imagine a world where random people dress this way. It would be so much more interesting.
There is a world where people dress this way. It’s Capitol Hill in Seattle. Also, most parts of San Francisco.
Thoughts on relocation?
Come visit Wicker Park in Chicago.
I especially Lurve the Chimp playing baseball outfit.
Proof that life as a runway model is not always glamorous.
very very true!
Number 6 is clearly an evolution of the one-armed Sad Hipster Sweater, now there is one regular arm and one super long arm. That is one sad hipster in the green lion’s mane hat.
I think that they are both long, but one is scrunched up and one is left to dangle. You can use multipurpose!
but can you change the size of the smell???
I think it might actually be an elephant sweater, and the long arm is the snout. If that is the case then it is GENIUS!
Number 6 is an elephant! I want!
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I thought you were going to sneeze first, but then you lost it. The outfits looks like they could collect dust, to your credit.
Oh wow, latchhook has never looked so good.
That just punched me in the crafthole!!
best comment EVER !
Is it wrong that I kind of want the Cthulhu mask?
I want the panda mask.
No, wanting the Cthulhu mask is appropriate. The Donnie Osmond purple socks are the abominations, in truth!
i just bookmarked this motherfucker so i can sketch out a pattern for it.
No not at all. I’d love one too.
Fursuiting, you’re doing it wrong.
Furry hipshits on runways. Postmodernism, will you EVER STOP?
My furry son walked in about halfway through those pictures, blinked a few times, stated flatly: “No,” and walked out of the room.
The third one seems to have some spinach in her teeth, how embarrassing. Or is that kale?
Now I want to change my screen name to “Kalehurl”.
They failed to mention that the students were in kindergarten.
they may be from the royal college of art, but i went to snark u, and i give them an F.
an F U by any chance?
No, that’s what you get from there.
Wow, when did it become so dangerous to be a fashion model?? I mean, someone HAS TO HAVE held a gun to their heads to get them to wear this. Right? RIGHT??
It’s like someone gave some really good acid to their granny and said “knit me a sweater and stuffed animal grandma.”
as a knitting grandma, I resent that remark.
a pile of yarn, a 50 dollar bill and a little weed would do it for me.
That better be some sticky purple fuzzy hydro chronic shit then Nana! =)
yet another reason why I want you to adopt me, Nana.
We’ve secretly switched The Grannies Knitting Club’s tea with LSD. Let’s see if they notice.
*envisioning NanaB as one of the ladies from Grandma’s Boy*
“…my grandma drank all my pot!”
Noooooooooo, really? These have got to be photoshopped. I mean…really? Wooly hell has arrived!
I like the panda outfit.
Where WTF meets… WTF.
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
threw up in your mouth? you have quite the week stomach. These are things made of yarn…
I peed in my mouth a little.
Might be doing it wrong, but it gets through the filters.
I pray every night that Bronc will add “threw up in my mouth a little” to his list of banned words and phrases. That, and that tranquilizers will rain from the sky.
Shit. Now I have It’s Raining Pills running through my head and the singer of that version is insanely gleeful as she belts it out. Thank you for that.
the first one looks like a Cosby sweater.
Crosby,Pills,and Hash sweater.
I was just thinking the same thing.
you forgot the multiplication factor with Jar Jar Binks!!
I think I did my math wrong.
Well, shit. There goes my witty comment with your post involving George Clinton.
Aw, what the hell:
More like doing a Bill Cosby Sweater.
I’ll save you a step of looking up the definition.
“The act of eating entire box of Fruity Pebbles and then while having sex with your girlfriend, barf on her chest and jizz on her face.”
The 6th one looks like the shirt that Vanessa Made for Theo…
Their parents must be so proud of where their tuition went.
Proof that as a species, we are officially out of ideas.
I want #6 SO BAD! I would wear it and pretend I’m a lioness GROWL!
I’d totally rock the Cthulhu mask the next time I go skiing – I’d tear down the slope, tentacles flying in the breeze.
Oh, I get it, CAT-walk. [/lamejokes]
This has to be the best modelling job ever. Getting paid to wear horrible clothing and nobody ever sees your face.
Except #6, he drew the short straw
To be fair, even if we didn’t see his face, he’d still be easily recognizable with that unfortunately long arm.
More like Project RUN AWAY!
I read that title as that at first. Am I being shorted a pun?!
Ugh, where’s that guy who talks about the addictiveness of opiates so I can make a joke about pills and he can steamroll it with boring realities?
Never before has such skill and so much yarn been used to perpetrate a crime of fashion…
I don’t know if I’m being PC or not, but I think these people designing these things are fashionably retarded. As in they never developed a fashion sense beyond what only a 8 year old would think is a good idea to wear.
Here’s a hint: if you use the word “retarded”, you’re probably not being PC.
Okay, just remove the first part of my statement.
fashion challenged or tasteless twits might be more appropriate.
we be livin’ better now, Coogi Sweater Now
Is that Chthulu or is it an Ood? I am truly speechless at this. There’s just….so…much…going…on…head..is..going..to..explode..
It’s a Cthulood! Two flavours of awesome for the price of one!
It’s a Cthlood snood!
Another reason for me to covet it. FANTASTIC!!!!!
I’ll admit I’d be less bothered by these if the colors and clashing patterns weren’t so, um, clashing.
But I guess the point there isn’t to be subtle, is it?
This to me just says let’s take everything we’ve learned over the past 4 years and put it into one fucked up outfit.
you all realize these are men right
Obviously, they’re straight men. (They should have gone to culinary school.)
Oh, well that’s OK then.
oh dear, how dare i point out the fact they are men, when all the posts above call them she’s, i saw the original article wear faces were shown, and that it was a mens wear show…
lordy get panties in a twist much. wasnt a post about their orientation,
where not wear…damn
Why the hell was this in reply to me?
who knows, just where it ended up i suppose
The problem is you stated something interesting, but it lacked snark. Try adding a sarcastic hook at the end next time you want to convey useful information. That way people will read it and like it, no matter what you say!
I would give you an example, but I’m visiting my parents and I just took a shower and accidentally used my dad’s shampoo, and it washed all the coherency out of my brain.
This is why I try to only shower once a week.
For me the problem is that the observation that they are male models is, at best, trite.
Your comment is not offensive; it’s boring.
How would we realize that? They’re completely covered in rugs.
Exactly, I found it a useful comment. Plus, I am kind of glad to see it isn’t just women who get dumped into designer monstrosities (have we forgotten urinal dress?) Let’s humiliate both sexes equally.
Men will be boys…
not that I know how it is relevant in this case…
…and no they are not all males… again, I am passing out my reading glasses… don’t make me give a sex ed class…
I think they’re all men too… thier hands, stature, eyes… maybe I need that sex-ed class?
I see 2 who might be female…but I’m not placing bets.
..and a kick in the groin to whoever keeps mindlessly red thumbing stuff…
What’s with that? It’s like every so often, we go through a phase of having “high” standards of “humor” or whatever. Who are we kidding.
Then the clouds pass over the moon and we go back to normal and it’s all green thumbs again. Gotta just wait it out, I guess.
I think it’s flouncers who are lurking and thumbsdowning to show how over us they are.
I’m convinced there is a contingent of Etsians who have scheduled mass visits to Regretsy for thumbs-downing. Not reading, just thumbs-downing. Everything. From my observation (because I have no life), it happens three times a day, on average. For some reason, it’s around mealtimes, Pacific US.
(Those words are released to the public domain for reaarangement into any order that actually makes sense to the reader.)
right, I have to admit when I’m on here and I find a bunch of innocuous statements being thumbed down, I go and thumb them up on principle.
On the other hand, I have seen someone (a semi-regular poster) admit to thumbsdowning a post because she didn’t understand it.
The moral of this: Use fancy words at your own risk.
If it happens around mealtimes I guess that makes sense. I get bitchy when I’m hungry, too.
If it’s disgruntled crafters, that’s almost the most pathetic thing I’ve heard today. “Thumbs down to you! And you! And you! You will RUE THE DAY you mocked my vagina pants! There WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!”
It appears to be a mindlessly strategic thumbs-downing campaign. So I thumbs-upped this entire thread just because I’m contrary.
Or was that “strategically mindless”? I get confused by my own thought process, sometimes.
The theme of the Royal College of Art graduate catwalk show was based on Monty Python, I think. How Not to Be Seen.
Now if only Mr. Nesbitt would explode so we need never see this atrocity again.
are the masks part of the outfit, or are they just there to conceal the models’ identities?
Fashion is a subtle expression of the human spirit through textiles and movement. I really like the way these garments highlight the natural form, evoking an emotional, almost primitive response with their fanciful ahahahaHAHAHAH I can’t. I can’t even continue. These are ridiculous. Cat head nonsense.
Where is Mister T when you need him?
Thumbs upupup – I would run screaming down the nearest dark alley to avoid this on the street…
That shouldn’t be necessary. Fashion doesn’t chase – it struts.
How long before someone on Etsy starts paying third-world children to mass produce these and claim they are home-made and their own original design?
DON’T GIVE THEM IDEAS.
What the unholy fuckall hell is that????
I like the knitted one
Me too, that one is the best. The rest of them are crap but that one…woah.
I kiiinnnnda liked the elephant. But not the kind of like that I would actually wear that outfit. I just like it visually.
elephant?? which one is an elephant?
the pink one with the long sleeve i think. there’s an eye on the shoulder and the white patch on the front is an ear. i guess the green floofiness is a circus hat or something.
that green thing threw me off, but I guess… I can… see it…if I tilt my head, and squint my eyes, and do three shots of Jack.
This is what gets on the runway these days? I make better, more wearable things on a regular basis, without going to design school. This is just a huge waste of resources. It would be one thing if they actually looked interesting, but the colors are ugly and they aren’t actually that original. It looks like fashion designers get paid to fail at making children’s halloween costumes.
It’s the natural evolution of the Garanimals concept.
A lot of “haute couture” is stuff no normal person would be caught dead wearing. If this collection was done in as mockery, I’d respect it a lot more.
Is Royal Academy of art the one where you draw the picture of the tiger and mail it in? Cause that would explain A LOT.
Wow…clothes that make runway models look shapeless and chubby…I wonder what they’d do for the rest of us…Probably make us look like three year olds who snuck into the liquor cabinet for some peppermint juice.
I think these would look pretty much the same if the models were tubby. Who can tell?
It’s the “urban jungle” theme gone horribly wrong.
And I complained when my school’s creative director stuck helium balloons all over one of my final projects in our fashion show? I think I’ll go eat my words now. I can understand the importance of being trendy and fashion forward in this industry but SERIOUSLY?
maybe there’s something wrong with me, but I actually kinda want some of these. Am I drunk again? That raspberry sherbert I had earlier did taste a little off….because that monkey sweater is looking like just about the raddest thing I’ve ever seen. I’d wear it paired with the Cthulu mask for the perfect first date outfit.
I want the first one. I would probably have to break up the pieces, though. Wouldn’t want to go overboard.
There are several among the collection that I’d wear as pajamas.
ANYTHING to avoid having to use a Snuggie…
You and my mother would’ve gotten along well. This is a woman who, right up till the year she died, used to hand out trick-or-treat candy on Halloween while wearing a gorilla mask, a wedding dress, a moth-eaten fur coat and a pair of galoshes (she kept the candy in a coal bucket).
If she were alive to see these, it’d be straight to the local crafts store to start buying yarn and knitting needles.
Very cool. I love them. I wouldn’t pay money for one or ever wear one, but I love the colors and bizarre blend of patterns and texture and senselessness of it all.
I want ALL of those balaclavas! And I live in South freaking Louisiana!
Fashion design: buying the ugliest shit from the early ’90s you possibly can and attaching industrial mop heads. It’s so much easier than I thought it could be!
1. Go to thrift store
2. Sew on grandma’s yarn art and mop heads
Underpants Gnomes reference for the win!
The second sweater-coat is pretty awesome as well.
I don’t mean to be a snob or anything, but I just have to say that I’m not particularly enamored with any of these.
Which I just wrote to point out that at least some of us still value the understated.
I want to get one of these, wear it grocery shopping, and act like nothing unusual is happening.
And then yell “what the F&%$ are you looking at?!” to everyone who glances your way.
and of course throw bottles of milk just to emphasize what a badass you are.
“This is HIGH FASHION, you Philistines!”
I’m not nearly high enough!
Useful places to wear these….
1.Your kid’s Kindergarten Graduation
2.Your next Hajj to Mecca
4.Next tea party meeting
5.Your next “perp walk”
I laughed until I peed at “Inuit Rave” and haven’t stopped.
Time to see the urologist.
Ain’t no party like an Inuit party, cuz an Inuit party don’t STOP…
Also, (re:Inuit rave) would it be in poor taste to make a joke from the double meaning of “going clubbing?”
Yes, but make it anyway. I think the thumbs-downers are on a tea-break…
If the igloo’s rockin’… it’s probably a polar bear attack, please send help!
“avant garde” apparently means “make people wonder why the fuck you blow your money to learn this in school.”
i mean, not to be too mean, but these are graduate students! this is just tripe on a tacklebox.
If I were to be awoken by someone wearing one of these I would surely soil myself.
They’re all simply horrible, immense waste of time and energy UNLESS all “artists” were on meth the entire time and got bored taking apart clocks and spitting out their teeth. Having said that, I truly must admire the knitting or latch-hooking, or whatever they did. It takes mad skillz to make all that, even if it’s hideous, and I think we all agree on that point (the hideousness).
I really hope the “designers” are Regretsy fans and made these “outfits” as a tribute to show their love.
Fucking Royal College of Art! I didn’t even get an interview but they accepted this?! Bastards! Not that I’m bitter or anything…
SUPER RUN AWAY!
I can’t look away from the penis-hand in this gif.
You should see the ballerina that’s chasing them.
Hammering the Thumbs Up button…
#2 strikes me as: “1974, the year my cat died and I started my period.”
I am absolutely horrified.
This is what fashion schools teach??
Help, I can’t stop looking! Number 1 reminds me of a Jamaican themed Predator.
I hope they are scholarship students ’cause if their parents had to pay tuition for them to create this crap, they’re going to be extremely pissed.
I went to their open day. There’s a lot of overseas students.
I so want to post the clip from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy where Arthur is vomiting yarn but I don’t know how!
I’m not internet/video capable.
Oh wait I figured it out! This is a fashion show at an art school for sand people isn’t it? That would explain how anyone could keep a straight face through all of that horror. No one wants a bunch of pissed-off Tusken Raiders on their ass.
When was it decided that people should not be allowed to breathe freely?
Ooh I know! It’s a statement about the declining quality of our air!
No, I know. It’s not.
The models are thinking “Hell yeah! This is exactly what I had in mind! Childhood dream WIN!!”
I would TOTALLY LOVE to have a Monkey’s-Gonna-Beat-You-With-A-Stick sweater, pink cuffs and all!
I kinda like some of these. Do I need to hand in my Regretsy card?
a new take on furries maybe? the yarn looks a little “cooler”(temperature wise) than the “normal” outfits they wear.
Reminds me of the scene from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy where they all turn to yarn for a minute.
Probably as a psychic defense, I find myself focusing on the pants & boots. Call me dim, but “camouflage” pants in ridiculous colors always amuse me. And I’d absolutely wear some of the boots.
As for the rest of the outfit, let us never speak of that again.
You mean they get a degree for this?!? I’m going to sign up now, I have enough of this “creative designs” in my house for five degrees.
knitted kfc jones. yaaar.
You know what the saddest part is? I bet you these models have had to wear something WORSE than these. How you get worse than this, I’m not entirely certain, but these are certainly in the running.
LOVE the shiny metallic purple tights. You think they come in a 2X?
In model sizes, “2X” is a size six.
Not quite the same color, but…
Oh, nice! Thank you.
I actually rather like the outfit that odd cube-head model is sporting – everything from the neck down, that is XD I’ll keep away from the head-box, thanks XD
The hat reminds me of something Peter Gabriel would have worn in his Genesis days.
If it makes me look half as cool as Peter Gabriel, I’ll take two of ‘em
koosh ball on a stick
Is the first model dressed up as a durian?
But but but I LIKE Gareth Pugh! (Designer of the cube head)
His garments certainly aren’t wearable, not his earlier ones anyway, but they’re a hell of a lot nicer to look at than the knitted garanimals above.
If the assignment was “make the models look like things from H.R. Puff-n-stuff”, then I give them an A+!
I so want one of those sweaters…I think that means I spend too much time on Regretsy…
Speaking from experience, shooting student fashion shows is really quite painful.
Just ask poor Kate Middleton…
I’m wanting to halfway believe that these were made by a Regretsy fan who a) wanted to get on Regretsy really badly, b) was making a statement about how ridiculous the fashion industry is, or c) is just such a fan of fuckery that they vomited up this shit and was punking everyone just for fun. But, alas, the world is not that kind and I must return to erasing the sorrow from my mind with family sized bags of pork rinds and off-brand mouthwash.
I very much want that tiger sweater in pic #2! In all serious though this post reminds me of a bad dream I once had after sniffing too much of my craft glue.
Well….I like them. At least they will be warm in the winter, daft yet warm. Nah…they’re good, so hide me.
I think they left out Dorothy!
These are the graduates?
What did the ones who failed make?
Shapeless and sweaty are SO in right now. We are all just jealous that we can’t have sleeves down to our calves and all-season balaclavas.
After seeing these outfits, I have upgraded my headache to a migraine. If only I had soemthing stronger than ibuprofen.
I like the last one. I would wear that. (of course I would wear that – look at my damn avatar!)
And they did say “cat walk”… get it? …Cat?
It does look like someone knitbombed a fashion show.
“Knitbombed.” Thank you…that’s just a great verb!
It’s not just a verb – it’s a movement.
Well, I need to get out more. I had no idea. Thanks for the link!
“Okay, class, the theme for this year’s fashion show is ‘jungle animal costumes for psychopaths.’ You must carry this theme throughout your outfit. Your outfit must feature yarn as a dominant element. They must also have abnormal sleeves; extra points for sleeves that further the theme. There will be a special prize for the entrant who uses the most colors. Okay, get to work!”
For some reason I REALLY REALLY want to challenge Cthulhu to a game of checkers ala the Seventh Seal.
The ever fashionable Victoria Beckham
That monkey t-shirt is LOVE. I want.
All that money, and they can’t afford a trellis for that vine growing on her head?
SPEAK UP I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE SWEATERS.
What gets me is that if this is a student project, then there’s gotta be some way to flunk.
“What? The colors blend harmoniously, you can walk in it without tripping and suffering facial fractures, AND you can see most of your face? GET THE HELL OUT OF MY CLASSROOM!!”
If the urinal dress was “inspired” by Duchamp, these must have been inspired by Mr. Projectile Poo-Paint.
Hey, I think we are being totally unfair. This is the Royal Academy of Art! Art is supposed to provoke deep thought…discussion…and push the limits of the imagination and bounds of society. These students have clearly met that goal…..BWAHAHAHAHAHA Hahaha…
Sorry, I just couldn’t hold that in any longer…this stuff looks like the outtakes for the costumes for H.R. Puffinstuff! LMAO…oh oh oh..sides hurting!
How the hell did they wear any of this without passing out from the heat?
I mean, you’d look pretty stupid walking down the streets of Winnipeg in January wearing any of this, but at least you’d be partways warm.
I like the use of colors, textures and patterns, but all of it looks like they were trying too hard. The masks are far from original, and the use of knits make me feel the florida weather much more intensely right now. I enjoy designers making crazy stuff, but this is still very far from being fresh material.
C’mon, these looks are HOT!
I mean that literally, of course. I break out in a sweat just thinking about wearing them.
It’s crap like this that gives knitting a bad name! I hang my head in shame as I admit to ever picking up a pair of needles. Darn you Royal College of Art! (Having said that-I wonder if they are still taking applications for the fall semester?)
How cool would it be to major in Whimsicle Fuckery?
I’m not sure these qualify as “whimsicle.”
I’d like to think that the finest products of the Royal College of Art are presented to Her Majesty. These would be just the thing for her and Philip to wear when they’re having a casual day in front of the telly.
Or maybe not.
#4 = Insane Panda Posse?
NO,NO,NO!!!!!!It’s not a panda, they have round black eyes AND HEADS. Since this is from GB, the only animal that looks loke that is…..wait for it….a BADGER!!!
i JUST DON’T KNOW IF IT IS LACTATING OR EVEN FEMALE.
oops cap lock on.
I have no idea what you just said but it sounded awesome.
When did Etsy start doing fashion shows?
bf just saw this, laughed, and said, “The furries are winning.”
I need to wash my car… I wonder if I can borrow that lion get-up.
I’m beginning to think yarn should be registered as a controlled substance.
So is the theme of this fashion show “what to do with your extra bath mats?”
I see some of these “designers” were inspired by Predator and the Ood.
There’s no reason for that shit.
This is what happens when you give hoarders acid.
As a knitter I find this so sad – just because you CAN knit something, it doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Use your knitting for GOOD, people! Don’t make me come over there!
A furry fashion show? And what the hell happened to the lion’s arm?
So I guess this is what happens to models who put on a few too many ounces.
the Special Knitting Olympics?
i usually laugh like hell at the stuff you post on your site, but i have to say, i’m not totally hating on this one. in the wake of David McFadden’s (curator of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City) show “radical lace and subversive knitting”, the relatively new yarn-bombing trend, and artists such as Olek, i kind of get this. no, this is not as good as the work i just mentioned, but it’s not the worst i’ve ever seen… i’m not totally defending it, just putting it out there.
and her current installation is selling for $90,000 and while i can’t afford it, i understand why it’s worth it.
Please tell me this was a joke? I just stumbled on this one…I’m scared.
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