Reimagine the Runway: I was Invited to an exciting ecofashion event last Wednesday, held in the heart of Pioneer Square. The Seattle show was presented by Savers Value Village, in partnership with Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver. What an inspiring show! The creative talent displayed was jaw dropping! Oodles of clothes were given new life!
Carlie Wong, a designer from Vancouver B.C. was given the challenge of reinventing 68 lbs of used clothes into a designer collection. This is the amount of textiles thrown away each year, by the average American. She is the Creative Director and designer of Carlie Wong Designs and was a contestant in the first season of Project Runway- Canada
Wow! I was in awe of what she came up with . This evening wear collection is so chic, and on point. I think sustainable fashion is the way of the future, and I look forward to seeing more of it. Some fast fashion retailers are getting involved with this movement as well. H & M is a leading retailer that has made a commitment to reusing and recycling previously owned clothes. You can drop any clothes you no longer need at their stores, to give them a new life.
I really connected with many of these styles- they took me back to my childhood and teen years. The 60's and 70's decades have come back with a big bang in the fashion world, and I am so looving it! I hope this post has inspired you to reuse, recycle, and reinvent clothes you already have. Maybe a purchase from thrift store will be on your agenda soon! Do you prefer to purchase your outfits new, or from thrift stores?
This show inspired me greatly to sew more and do some reinventing/designing! I hope your week is amazing and full of holiday excitement!