Personlig

Second Hand Saturdays – Second hand fashion week

second hand fashion show7

second hand fashion show6

I sidste uge mødtes jeg med Simona Uvarovaite, som har deltaget i det nyligt afholdte Second Hand Fashion Show. Hun har en sej tilgang til bæredygtighed, nemlig at man lige så godt kan bruge noget af alt det stof der allerede er produceret. Jeg er som bekendt stor fan af upcycling, og da jeg kiggede deltagerne til Second Hand Fashion week igennem, så stod Simona ud fordi hendes designs var så anvendelige.

Jeg tror det er super vigtigt at vi får nogle nye designere på banen som kan vise hvordan man re-designer gammelt tøj på en måde som almindelige mennesker har lyst til at bruge!

second hand fashion show4

second hand fashion show5

Den seje denim vest er lavet af gamle jeans. Jeg har jo en svaghed for denim der er brugt på nye måder, og denne vest skuffer ikke. Jeg tror virkelig at det vil være en style flere mennesker kunne være tiltrukket af, og have lyst til at købe.

second hand fashion show3

second hand fashion show2Blusen her kan bruges på to måder; med lynlås foran og bagpå, og er lavet af en gammel kjole. Ret genialt hvis I spørger mig.

Følg Simona på instagram her. Jeg håber virkelig at hun får sit eget label en dag. Upcycling er for mig en af de mest bæredygtige tilgange der findes, fordi man giver nyt liv til noget der ellers ville være smidt ud. Eller hvis ikke smidt ud, så opkradset til isolering og miste det meste af sin værdi. Men der er nogle store udfordringer; fx er det svært at få nok af det samme materiale, og det kan være svært at lave forskellige størrelser. Samtidig kan man aldrig være sikker på at alle stykker kan blive 100% ens.

Disse udfordringer gør nok at upcycling aldrig bliver mainstream, men jeg synes det er en vigtig del af bæredygtig mode. Jeg har flere gange arbejdet med konceptet i mine skoleopgaver.

ENG: Last week I met up with Simona Uvarovaite who participated in the recent Second Hand Fashion Show. She has a cool approach to sustainability, which is that you might as well use fabrics that has already been produced, in terms of discarded garments. I am a big fan of upcycling, and when I looked through the participants of the Secondhand Fashion Show,  Simona stood out because her designs were so wearable.
I think it’s really important that we get some new designers on the field, that can show you how to re-design old clothes in a way that ordinary people want to wear!

Follow Simona on instagram here. I really hope that she gets her own label one day. Upcycling is for me one of the most sustainable approaches, because it gives new life to something that would otherwise be thrown out. But there are some obvious challenges; for example it is difficult to get enough of the same material, and it may be difficult to make different sizes. At the same time, one can never be sure that all the pieces can be 100% identical.

These challenges make may be the reason why upcycling never becomes mainstream, but I think it’s an important part of sustainable fashion. 

Hvis du vil have meget mere BEDRE MODE, kan du følge mig på instagram, eller aldrig misse et indlæg ved at følge med på bloglovin'.

Relateret indhold

2 kommentarer

  • Besvar
    Hanneke
    26/09/2015 at 15:24

    I am going to follow her for sure, as she does what would be my dream job! Upcycled pieces will always be unique, but I think you can make larger quantities if you use garments like jeans, men’s shirts or wool jumpers, wich can be bought by weight. Would be so great to do that and do it as a development project, like the recycled People Tree 🙂

    • Besvar
      johanne
      27/09/2015 at 09:19

      @Hanneke
      Didn’t know this would be your dream job? 😀
      Yes you can do a lot with the things you just mentioned. But I think today you’d be able to get anything by weight. Just imagine the amounts that go throughout H&M’s take back sceme, and that is all sorted by hand already.

    Skriv en kommentar