Inspired by sustainability practices and the evolving nature of fashion, ‘Organic Synergy’ translates the notion of consumption and waste into a project of wearable fruit art. Shot in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, this editorial puts fruit carving practices into play, with photographer and designer Sahar Nicolette looking to create a fruit sculpture that could be placed on the human body.
The crown is carved out of a watermelon shell, with red grapes adorning the crown top as “jewels”, while pineapple leaves act as a backing to the grapes while adding a more regal element. The top was hand-sewn out of slices of radishes, with red and green grapes used as the straps.
In a world struggling with climate change and global warming, addressing the world’s waste problem has increasingly become an important issue to solve. In ‘Organic Synergy’ Sahar reflects on finding ways to increase recycling and reduce waste by looking at the items we throw out every day and posing the question — could this be used in another way?
The photographer & designer has submitted their work in a fruit carving competition. Vote for their work, or create your own masterpiece here.
Photographer: Sahar Nicolette
Model: Alana Serbiá @alanaserbia
Fruit Pieces Designer: Sahar Nicolette