Kicking off today’s #FCLSLOWFASHIONWEEK of garment construction is Sarah Thompson, a designer who has a passion for upcycling and patchworking old unwanted garments and reviving them into something contemporary and bright. With her brand launching on March 28th, you’ll have to check out her bright patched up pieces!
Each of Sarah’s designs is unique and no two are the same. The iconic patchworking technique was inspired by the Japanese Boro technique. The designer is constantly experimenting with new ways to dye her materials, having recently used rusty chicken wire and flowers.
Next up was Tasarla Lagan, who focusses on reworking existing materials to create clothing that is based around sustainability, feminine identity and festival culture. Tasarla has us craving for festivals to start again so we can rule the crowd in her unique creations!
By using old and recycled fabrics Tasarla’s work is fully sustainable. Draping is used as her main construction technique; by working straight onto the mannequin she often makes risky mistakes. Leading to creating clothing with an attitude!
Concluding today’s FCLSLOWFASHIONWEEK is artist and T-shirt designer Stephanie Dillon. Following an unexpected breast cancer diagnosis, art became her passion and she used it as a way to share her emotions and her gratitude for life.
Citizen T are fully committed to providing net zero manufactured fashion. They save clothing from landfills and revive them by collaborating with local artists, providing a sense of hope and another chance for this clothing to be worn and adored again.
If there is one thing we should hold on to from today's display, it would be that now a piece of fabric should go unnoticed and dare to be creative and think outside the box, as one person's scraps might just be another person's riches.
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