• Bethany Williams: ‘I love turning waste into something cool'

    4 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Before her London Fashion Week menswear show, the designer explains why she wants her vibrant clothes to be ethical For the best part of the last two weeks, designer Bethany Williams was on the phone to Italy trying to locate metres of precious fabric that she needed to complete the spring/summer 2019 collection she showed at London Fashion Week Men's on Saturday. The delivery had vanished somewhere between Milan and London and, in the end, she had to complete her show lineup using different yarns. For most designers, replacing the fabric would have been a simple - if expensive - case of...
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  • Vin + Omi, London College of Fashion Spin Plastic Bottles into Clothes

    4 monthes ago - By WWD

    ALL BOTTLED UP: Vin + Omi, the London-based label whose conceptual designs straddle luxury and sustainability, has partnered with London College of Fashion to launch Bin 2 Body, an initiative that will collect plastic bottles from the shows and turn them into fashion.
    “We're going to turn all of the plastic bottles into fabric and then, in August, we're going to turn them into accessories. Then we're going to partner up with a store and all the proceeds will go to a London salvage group,” said Omi.
    Students from the college have designed bespoke bins that have been placed at the London...
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