Starting our week fresh on the fourth day of our #FCLSLOWFASHIONWEEK with a focus on Garment Construction. Three of our selected Fashion Crossover London designers will be sharing their work, knowhow and tips with us on how to be more sustainable in every approach of your design.
From creating the perfect and environmentally friendly, festival look, to making quirky print-clashes from scraps and injecting worn T-shirts with a new sense of purpose. Fashion Crossover London designers Tasarla Lagan, Sarah Thompson and Citizen Teach act as representatives of sustainable trailblazers, embedding a greener approach into each design decision.

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.




Words by Rebecca Jackson