future fashion now.

Thursday 19 May 2011

A friend of mine is organising "Future Fashion Now," an event which showcases designs that implement social and environmental sustainability principals. I'm really excited for her and think it's a great initiative. (Go Verity!)

As part of the festival, they're running the "I made this" competition, which is open to the public. Eager to support this event, I've been trying to work out what I can enter, using my basket full of remnant fabric at home. 

I was delighted to find the examples below in my travels. What I like about both designers is their ability to work innovatively within their self-enforced constraints. Their social and environmental aspirations are not at all a hinderance but an opportunity to explore really interesting ideas and concepts.

Entries are due on Wednesday so I better quit blogging and hit my sewing machine...

Click here if you're interested in entering.

Above is Karima Shahani's final year collection for the London College of Fashion.
Karima draws from her  Indian heritage and is driven by her cultural and social sustainability agenda.
She incorporates recycled plastics in her designs and uses Indian artisans who source their materials locally.
Source: http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/KarishmaShahani

The above works are by Australian designer, Rachael Cassar who uses recycled fabrics for all her creations.
Source: http://www.rachaelcassar.com


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