Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Transparent Seams at Gaffa

 Last week my lovely friends and incredibly talented designers, Kelly and Betony, opened a show of up-cycled fashion at Gaffa Gallery as part of Sydney Design Festival. They collected piles of old unwanted cloths and transformed them into stunning new pieces (and a super awesome rainbow pyramid!). There was also a workshop, showing people how to re-invent their own old clothes. This exhibition (and very soon their new label) was about sustainable, ethical fashion. I think most people who read this regularly are pretty thrifty and committed to these sustainable fashion ideals, but it is exciting to see some artistic and commercial ventures that share and promote this mind-set. Check out  Kelly's blog - transparent seams for more on ethical fashion.

I wore my up-cycled curtain dress, but was too engrossed in the exhibition to get any good shots. Besides, Bet and Kelly's creations are far more exciting. Do look closely at Bet's shirt below - it is made of three men's dress shirts and two collars have become sleeves - genius! The show is on till August 6th.


6 comments:

  1. Ah, that is something that looks truely great. I love the orange skirt and the big cloth mountain in the end. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I would've loved to see this in real life! Everything looks amazing.

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  3. everything looks so cool! and love the colours in this post.

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  4. that skirt is incredible!! love all the bright colors too. this is such an awesome concept that i've seen done kind of sloppily before, but everything here is so well put together and bright and cheery. awesome!

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Go on then!