A recycled frock made from newspaper will headline the eco-friendly Estetica show at London Fashion Week. British designer Gary Harvey has created a magnificent ballgown - by taking 30 copies of the Financial Times and attaching a voluminous paper skirt to a salmon pink corset. The dress will be shown alongside the rest of his vintage-inspired collection, which includes innovative dresses made from old Levi 501s, Hawaiian shirts, army jackets, nylon baseball jackets and checked laundry bags. Made originally for a shoot in ID magazine's current "Eco" issue, the designs form a significant part of Estetica - a show that aims to bring attention to the importance of Fair Trade, organic production and recycling.
I love the thought of using old textiles and transforming them into something else.