Fashion Creations made from recycled materials where shown at the the “Starnberger Recyclinghof” last month. Usually this is the place where all your trash ends after it’s journey through different garbage bins. Here, were usually things are burned, creations where shown emerging from upcycled materials like phoenix from the ashes.
“Textile material”, in German “Textiler Werkstoff” is the key phrase leading to innovative material and design ideas.
Sixteen innovative labels from Berlin, Munich and Münster showed what can be done with this “recycled” or “upcycled” material:
Thokkthokk – MUNICH
Simón Ese – MUNICH/MEXICO
Format – BERLIN
Käufer(d)sein, Birgit Käufer – MÜNSTER
KNOT by Renata Hori – BERLIN/BRAZIL
Rohstoff Designer-Annett Borg – GERMANY
Hola Berlin, Designer-Mariangeles Aguirre – BERLIN
Mainseam- recycled fashion, Maren Schmitt – MAINZ
Elke Fiebig – BERLIN
Pearls Of Africa
Palinka, Sophie Kellner – MUNICH
Kerstin Hoffmann – BERLIN
Lisa Simpson – BERLIN/BRAZIL
Steffi Müller – MUNICH
The show at the Recyclinghof wasn’t just a normal fashion show. Max Gilgenmann, a consultant for global cooperations of textile supply chains started out explaining the auditorium how the production of our everyday clothes works and what everyone can do as a consumerist to make textile production more sustainable and fair.
The location of this industrial building fitted those “basic urban looks” perfectly and while the models balanced in their Eco-Fashion over the catwalk, basic terms like “slow fashion” and “nature fashion” were explained. All to raise awareness for the circumstances of textile production and how its future might be shaped by creations of young designers like the once seen at this unique fashion show.
Elisabeth Carr the initiator of the event earned her never ending applause at the end of this Prêt-à-porter-Show as much as the designers, models and moderators. And as well as the workers from the Recyclinghof, who also showed their typically orange clothing for the final applause. Without recycling Eco-Fashion wouldn’t be possible. And who knows – maybe Upcycling is the key to future’s fashion in a world with limited resources. The good news is: Eco-Fashion can look fantastic and you wouldn’t spot the difference. Have a glance on the pieces of this educational and yet fashionable evening yourself:
-Special thanks to Sophie Kellner (Creative Director “wertSTOFF zündSTOFF”) for making this amazing night possible!-