Sustainability has been a core element to my work throughout my education in fashion. It was always important for me to create useful and beautiful garments but also, for garments to have a meaning. I love spending time in nature, and this is why it is important for me to design responsibility and to protect the environment by using existing materials.
I’m passionate about re-using old garments and I hope to develop my brand by working with clients and their used garments to upcycle them and give them a new life and meaning.
Nature has always been an important part of my design approach. As a first step, I collected different types of fruits and vegetables, explored their silhouettes, and cut them into pieces to investigate their inner architecture.
I was able to source scrap fabrics and garments from the university storage from unused textiles and previous collections. My friends and family members donated textiles and unused garments too.
Therefore, by using existing materials I intended to have a low impact on the environment as these fabrics were already made and otherwise would be thrown away. Alongside the idea to be sustainable and producing upcycled pieces it was important to me to create classic, beautiful garments that visually give you a nice experience. In addition, it was an exciting design journey to create my collection from given fabrics that also limited down my options to use whatever I want and not to purchase new textiles. Furthermore, to have the experimentation with these materials and creating different surface and shapes to achieve my concept.