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Backstage With The Craziest Designs At A Student Fashion Show

The Academy of Art University's runway show had some of the most creative and weird clothes at fashion week.

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Designer Heather McDonald with a black sweater dress

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Her designs were inspired by the classic silent movie Metropolis, which includes a sexy robot woman, who looks a lot like the shape of this dress.

A collaboration between Teresa Field and James Thai made this etched leather dress

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Teresa was inspired by drawings of H.R. Geiger (the guy who designed the creature in Alien and anatomical animal drawings. She worked with James Thai, who created a way of burning his intricate drawings onto soft leather.

Whaaaaaaaaa? It's a purse!

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The clutch purse made of metal opens up sideways. Maybe not the most practical, but awesome. Perfect if you're Daenerys Targaryen and need a place to hold your dragon eggs.

This design team, wearing all black, of course, made brightly colored woven and knit separates made from vintage Welsh blankets

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Janine M. Villa (right) had discovered blankets from Wales in the '60s had amazing colors and designs, and bought a slew of them online to use as fabric for blazers, coats, and separates. Amanda Nervig (left) knitted chunky vests and accessories to match the blankets that included plastic and metal knitted into the fabric.

Giant eyeballs on the shoulders? Let's do it.

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The hot pink collection is from designer Heather Marie Scholl. It was playful and fun and weird. Quilted hot pink hot pants? Alright.

Hot pick sequin codpiece? Sure!

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This slinky feminine dress included a bulging padded codpiece that looks likes little boy's underwear. Some guy in the front row wearing a Peter Pan hat and a giant green yeti fur coat rolled his eyes, as if he doesn't approve of ridiculous dressing.

Congrats to the graduating class at the Academy of Art University!!

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