With New York Fashion week just over and Halloween around the corner we feel the time is right for a bit of upcycled costume inspiration. This mermaid tail was part of RUBY’s collection for last year’s South African Fashion Week. The collection was entitled: Waste not, want not.
What are you up to this weekend? Doing anything that would require a one shoulder shirt? If you’ve got nothing to wear and want a little diy inspiration then this is it. No sewing required! It is the weekend after all.
Telephone directories are probably one of the biggest wastes of paper and yet, even with the advent of the internet, these books are still being printed and discarded. Mid-west American artist, Kelly Murray, also known as Jolis Poans, thought otherwise with this functional upcycled dress.
With Halloween right around the corner it’s time to get serious about upcycled halloween costumes. We have been searching high and low for halloween costume ideas that are fun to make and easy on the wallet. It’s with great pleasure that we present our top 5 upcycled halloween costumes.
Avant Garde is an upcycled fashion design competition taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. Now in it’s second year, the competition challenges second year Design Academy of Fashion students to create eco-chic looks from upcycled clothing.
Is there anything more satisfying then making something new from something old? Today we feature an upcycling clothing tutorial. It’s sort of like free retail therapy. Learn how to transform an old tank and a shirt into a fabulous new top!
Fashion designer Angela Johnson takes thrifted t-shirts and handcrafts them into one-of-a-kind ball gowns. The indie designer has been making cutting edge, eco-friendly couture since 2003, and has a unique approach to using upcycled material. But wait, there’s more!