This month I attended ‘Sustain’ – Brighton Fashion Week‘s first ever show dedicated to eco fashion design. As expected, there was an exciting concoction of upcycled pieces from the elegant to the extraordinary demonstrating that making use of reclaimed textiles can inspire the most innovative of designs. Pictured above Liora Lassalle photographed by Malcolm Tam.
Liora Lassalle is a Central St Martin’s graduate and winner of the Estethica/Veolia Re-source competition. Her pieces are made using sustainable natural fabrics that can be produced in the UK and upcycled denim and household waste such as tin and plastics bags for embellishment. Photo by Malcolm Tam.
Brandy Nicole Easter‘s collections are produced using fabric hoarded from car boot sales, charity shops, family and friends.
Dumpster Design‘s materials range from magazine covers and jay cloths to wrapping paper and kitchen roll. Daisy from Dumpster Design says, “I am not trying to satisfy or meet someone’s criteria of what they think is right. I am doing it from my own selfish desire and want to create an inspired piece of art. Dumpster stands alone, above the rest, unconformist.” Photo by Malcolm Tam
Headlining award-winning designer Henrietta Ludgate. Garments are made from upcycled fabrics sourced from the British Isles. Photo by Gareth Gregg.
Images courtesy of Brighton Fashion Week