Preloved Spring ‘09, Sustainable StyleMarch 17th, 2009 - Posted in Fashion Design
Sometimes sustainable style has nothing at do with organic cotton, hemp, or vegetable-dyed leather. Case in point: Preloved, the aptly-named Canadian clothier, takes a novel approach to eco-fashion by collecting orphaned vintage garments and whipping them into one-of-a-kind pieces that are more than just the sum of their parts. From structured skirts made out of vintage blazers to breezy tanks fashioned out of sweater scraps, Preloved’s Spring ‘09 collection is no exception. With pieces so obviously born out of creativity and eco-resourcefulness, we knew it was love at first sight.
We first met Preloved at the Designers & Agents Green Room in NY last year, and wrote about them last year on Inhabitat here. This year we were lucky enough to bump into them again in February at D&A in NYC. The eclectic collection was unmistakable – colorful stripes paired with delicate fair isle and brocade. Fabrics with old-school written all over them rebuilt into modern, wearable shapes.