This past weekend, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, held a trashy fashion contest, aimed at discovering the best young designers who could create things out of recycled materials. Take this dress made by 15-year-old Kennedy Trugter, who won $100 for her party dress made entirely out of newspaper. Pretty impressive, right? But Kennedy wasn’t the only winner…
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Topshop is known for selling clothes that hit all the current trends, but the retailer will take a trip to the past at its flagship store in London this summer by selling vintage clothes and fabrics. Designed by young up-and-comers, the first reworked vintage collection is Sport Nouveau and includes ’70s sports shirts that have been transformed into tennis skirts and old dresses that have been made into jumpsuits. Yum!
The British retailer isn’t the first company to sell old clothes alongside new ones. Urban Outfitters has carried out a similar strategy with its Urban Renewal line since the ’80s, selling both vintage pieces and styles that have been created using vintage fabrics or by reworking items. Where to get the goods, after the jump… Keep reading »