This attire which traditionally is white, with all that this implies, remains impeccably pristine and flawless for thebig wedding day. But then … what’s next? What most people do with this item is to keep it in the closet and leave it there, why not? forever!, which today this could be, in my opinion, an ecologically barbaric act, but hey!, this time we are not talking about environmentalism, but of a postmodern trend that as time goes on is becoming fashionable and is called “trash the dress“. The photographer John Michael Cooper has coined this term and shows great pictures about it.
Tearing apart the dress
To trash the dress could be to dive into the water with the dress on, to be covered with mud, to cut it with scissors or simply to set fire to it, and all this usually registered under the lens of a professional photographer.
Why do something like that? It would be interesting to hear the opinion of brides who opt for this trend. Some people say it could be an act to show that the trappings of a weddingare just that, something of no real importance; for other people it may be fun to destroy something that at certain point it was so relevant and significant. In short, the photos of this process can be absolutely stunning.
Submerging into water
This trend may have several levels because the bride can decide only to be photographed in unusual places like an alley, a barn, in the field, etc., or she can really strive and take seriously the role of completely destroy her dress.