In celebration of Fashion Revolution Week, I joined forces with The Conscious Closet to create a short photographic series showcasing how you can recreate and be inspired by your favourite high fashion looks by shopping recycled! All clothing was sourced and styled from The Conscious Closet. I've shared each look below and included how we upcycled items to match the looks we were recreating.
Look 1: Chanel
All clothing and accessories sourced from The Conscious Closet. We did have to do a bit of upcycling – daggy trim from the jacket cuffs and hem were removed, edges frayed. Skirt was cut and hemmed on the diagonal while a faux Chanel trim (ribbon) was added. The belt was too big so an extra hole was punched, before adding some chanel-esque jewellery and flowers… and, VOILA!
Look 2: Balenciaga
The whole outfit was sourced from clothing at The Conscious Closet and the only thing we needed to change was the pants as the ones we found were too large. In this case we took in the waist band of the pants.
Look 3: Louis Vuitton
It was so much fun to upcycle this faux leather jacket using iron on jewelled motifs. We cut the motifs to create our own pattern and ironed them on being careful using a pressing cloth. We quickly knocked up a little black velvet collar tie, added some Zara white pants and a Witchery shirt and hello Louis Vuitton chic!
Look 4: Bally
We loved the colour palette in this campaign and recreated the look using a Gorman jumper, upcycled Asos leather jacket, Condotti pants, Max & Co Italian leather boots and a gorgeous little tan leather vintage bag. All we had to do was hem the pants to that (kind of awkward) 7/8 length, and added a sheepskin collar which can be added on or off depending on your mood!