18 February 2009

Gary Harvey Recycled Couture

“I believe we can contribute to an ethical fashion revolution. By sourcing fabrics and raw materials that have literally been thrown away, you can look good and be good too. Too many garments are deemed aesthetically redundant and discarded at the end of a season, when there are still many years of wear left”. - Gary Harvey

Gary Harvey is a freelance designer and designs dramatic dresses using very unusual recycled objects. His first design was made from 42 recycled pairs of :evi’s and 501 jeans, and since then hes created garments using 18 burberry macs, a fishtail corset dress using 28 camouflage army jackets, and a body contouring gown using discarded baseball jackets. His newest piece is a dress made from newspaper. He says “The desire behind this collection is about re-contextualising iconic, everyday garments to create dramatic new silhouettes”.


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