Deconstruction // Reconstruction
My project was about ‘upcycling’ and how this can be achieved through the usage of post-consumer garments that have usually been discarded by previous owners. I used second-hand denim jeans from opportunity shops which I deconstructed then reconstructed to make this vest and top design. I wanted to keep a distressed look through the overlocking on the outside with accents of fraying which was inspired by Rei Kawakubo A/W 2011 Collection (Commes Des Garcon). I am interested in the idea of deconstruction through constructing and design of a post-consumer garment but also deconstructing and reconstructing a better and more sustainable fashion industry.