The goal was to create a gown that was very haute couture, while still being eco conscious by using normal everyday items to create the dress.
It's hard to tell at first, but this dress is actually made from dishcloths, bedsheets, and mosquito netting. Carlos literally collected the dishcloths from friends and family members, so they're certainly not new and unused. The dishcloths were hand dyed (along with the other materials) and gathered and pleated to create texture. Folded and pleated bedsheets form the base of the dress, while the mosquite netting serves as a tulle substitute to give the dress volume.
Oh, and the bottom of the dress also unzips off to reveal a little cocktail dress. Click on the article link to see a picture of it!