They say that food is the new fashion.
There is no denying that food is more fashionable than ever before but no one has interpreted this trend quite as literally as Fulvio Bonavia, an editorial photographer from Italy. In 2008 he published A Matter of Taste, which is a collection of photographs of purses, shoes and jewelry made of fruits, vegetables, pasta and meat.
In A Matter of Taste, Bonavia creates purses made from bunches of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and broccoli, ballet flats made from hollowed out eggplants, a belt made from tiny, silver anchovies, a necklace of brie and blue cheese wedges, gladiator sandals made from cashews and sliced almonds and even a romaine lettuce thong.
The inspiration for Matter of Taste, Bonavia said, came from the streets of Milan, where he could admire the purses and shoes of the most famous Italian designers and wander through stands of local, Italian vegetables and fresh fish in the same day.
“It’s a different point of view to show food as desirable object like fashion accessories,” Bonavia said in an interview. “I think they both seduce people in some way. Yes, I think there are people that consume fashion quite similar to fine food.”
Source : Fulvio Bonavia