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This TikTok Creator Recreates Fashion Looks With Trash Bags & Duct Tape

tiktok” data-ylk=”slk:TikTok fashion creator” class=”link “TikTok fashion creator Angelica Hicks has a long list of unusual materials in her arsenal: duct tape, trash bags, metallic wrappers, foil, and candy. On the app, where her profile, @angelicahacks, has amassed over 48,000 followers and grown over 4 million likes, the New York-based illustrator recreates looks from designer runways, red carpets, and magazine covers using everyday objects.

Since starting her channel in 2021, Hicks’s designs have ranged from a take on Balenciaga couture fall 2022 metallic dress, for which Hicks used foil, and a couture fall 2022″ class=”link “Valentino couture fall 2022 rose mini dress, which she remade using real-life flowers and tissue paper, to ready-to-wear looks, like a black-and-white ensemble from Gucci’s resort 2023 collection. According to Hicks, her projects are “a commentary on illusion versus reality… I thought it’d be funny to make it seem like I’m wearing a designer outfit, when I’m obviously not.”

The aim is to inspire people to wear elaborate fashion in everyday settings:  “Fashion houses are so removed from the mundanity of life when they’re making these kinds of beautiful creations.” This is why Hicks turns to some of the most common objects: multigrain crackers to remake the Louis Vuitton tank dress on Emma Corrin’s Vogue cover, a white mattress cover to recreate a Schiaparelli couture cape, and duct tape to mimic the look of Balenciaga’s Cagole boots.

While Hicks had been uploading content to TikTok since last year, it wasn’t until March 2022 that she went viral on the app, thanks to a video in which she recreated a Schiaparelli dress worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal at the Oscars. For this project, Hicks used a black top and skirt with black cardboard, and

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