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    • Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini creates dresses from expired of defective condoms to promote safe sex
    • The 43-year-old considers herself a social activist and works to promote AIDS/HIV prevention
    • Her designs are currently being exhibited at the International AIDS conference in Melbourne



    These colourful and quirky ensembles look like something straight off a catwalk but they actually come with a latex twist they're made entirely from condoms.
    The eye-catching dresses were designed by Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini who runs a social awareness project called Condom Couture.
    Ms Bertini, who lives in Sao Paulo, makes dresses from expired or defective condoms to promote safe sex as social activist encouraging AIDS/HIV prevention.
    So it's fitting that the 43-year-old's designs are currently being exhibited at the International AIDS conference in Melbourne.


    Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini makes dresses entirely out of condoms for a project called Condom Couture



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    The eye-catching and quirky dresses are currently on display at the International AIDS conference in Melbourne

    Ms Bertini dyes and transforms the condoms into what she refers to as 'functional art' with the hope of inspiring social change and challenging taboos related to AIDS.
    'Condoms must be basic like a pair of jeans and so necessary like a great love,' Ms Bertini told Daily Mail Australia.
    'I want my art to be everywhere reminding people of the necessity of prevention when you have sex.'
    Ms Bertini, who has worked as a fashion designer in Brazil, uses thousands of condoms on each design and has 40 different types of cutting techniques when she works with the latex.
    'The maximum number of condoms I've used on a gown was a wedding dress, which used about 80,000 condoms,' she said.
    'But I don't make gowns to be worn. I use their shape to translate what I feel.'



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    Ms Bertini, who lives in Sao Paulo, makes dresses from expired or defective condoms to promote safe sex



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    The social activist and artist uses her condom creations to promote AIDS/HIV prevention



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    She dyes and transforms the condoms into functional art in a bid to 'inspire reflection, foster discussion, and challenge taboos' in relation to the illnesses
    As part of the Condom Couture project, Ms Bertini runs workshops for students in Brazil to show them exactly how to cut, dye and sew the latex products into dresses to get people talking about how condoms can help prevent HIV/AIDS.
    'I think a lot about the fear that AIDS has created in people and my friends and it's mainly for being directly linked to behaviour cases, taboo and prejudice,' she said.
    'I've lost some dear people because of AIDS and this bothers me a lot, but it also stimulates me to promote prevention.'



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    Ms Bertini, who has worked as a fashion designer in Brazil, uses thousands of condoms on each design and has 40 different types of cutting techniques when she works with the latex



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    The designer hopes her dresses can inspire social change and challenge taboos related to AIDS



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    Ms Bertini runs workshops for students in Brazil to show them exactly how to cut, dye and sew the latex products into dresses to get people talking about how condoms can help prevent HIV/AIDS
    Her dresses have been showcased in exhibitions and on fashion runways across the world from New York and Brazil to Shanghai and Portugal, with the most recent destination being Melbourne.
    'The reaction of the public is always surprising. There are some people that hide and whisper, other laugh or don't like it and say it's inappropriate,' Ms Bertini said.

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    'I don't make gowns to be worn. I use their shape to translate what I feel,' she said


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    Her dresses have been showcased in exhibitions and on fashion runways across the world from New York and Brazil to Shanghai and Portugal


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    The Brazilian said public reaction was always surprising, with some embracing it while others say it's inappropriate


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    Kinda slimy.
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    One of them looks like it's made of giant maggots.

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    Creative but that's it.

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    They certainly are creative lol, and some look like a fruit salad.

    But i love Adriana's enthusiasm and sense of humor.

    It's a great way to support and promote a very important cause.

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