Sustainability at LFW.
After New York, there’s London Fashion Week! One of our favorite weeks, with innovation and emerging talents high up on the agenda. Here are four designers – new talents and established ones – to keep track of because of their important work towards making fashion more sustainable.
One of London’s brightest talents in sustainable fashion is Christopher Raeburn, whom was first recognized for reusing military fabrics which was found throughout Europe. His outerwear, produced from no longer useable parachutes, have gained particular attention. The designer is heavenly influenced by the sustainable aspects of fashion, and all of his collections are produced in England.
Fabric geek Faustine Steinmetz puts huge amount of man-hours into her work; her garments are hand-weaved without electricity, hand-dyed, hand-knotted, hand-embroidered… She started her brand in 2013 after getting her first handloom and since then, it’s all about contemporary couture; traditional craftmanship and made-to-order.
Flavia La Rocca takes sustainable fashion to the next level with her techniques for making fashion last longer. The garments consists of changeable modules that can be detached and replaced with other pieces to create a whole new style. The modules can also mix with garments from different seasons, giving further reason for carrying the garments longer and hopefully giving them new life. Oh, and the pieces are produced from recycled and natural fabrics.
“I feel passionate about landscape, and its connection with such fabrics and the skilled people who weave them”, says Margaret Howell about her inspirations as a designer. Threads of British heritage weaved into modern day living; Margaret Howell is a force not ever to underestimate – she has been around for long, showing in London for the first time in 1995 and still feeling as relevant 20 years later – kudos, Margaret.
Make it last x Circulose Jacket
Seven years into making Make it last, we’ve decided to launch our first product. This jacket is handmade in Laxå with fabric made with Circulose®.
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Amason: ”We send files, emails and animals”
With the release of the first single from their upcoming album (and a virtual release party tonight), Swedish band Amason teams up with adidas and the new, more sustainable Stan Smith. The space of which the iconic shoe enters is one where the love of nature takes center stage. Make it last talks to the band about why they always end up with the animals.
Stan Smith, Forever
Always iconic. Now more sustainable. We’re proudly partnering up with adidas to show you the next generation of sustainable takes on the storied Stan Smith silhouette.