It’s Offcut Chic…

Stephanie Hookey

I wanted to challenge myself with this project, I wanted to prove that despite what I saw in the media and retail around me, reuse fashion could be aesthetically attractive to the youth. For too long, the target of sustainability wear has been towards an older generation who can afford the high price. For too long, the colours have been dull and dystopian. Here, I present the vivaciously colourful alternative to this. Made of fabric offcuts this matching bandeau style halter neck top and handbag make for a youthful take on sustainability; making it undeniably chic.

Inspiration image 1; PrettyLittleThing, n.d., White Rib Frill Hem Bandeau Crop Top, photograph, PrettyLittleThing, viewed 13 October 2020, <https://www.prettylittlething.com.au/white-rib-frill-hem-bandeau-crop-top.html> , Inspiration image 2; Torostra, n.d., Torostra Fashion Clear PVC Purse Bags for Womens See Through Plastic Bag for Working Waterproof Transparent Handbags, photograph, Amazon, viewed 13 October 2020, <https://www.amazon.com.au/Torostra-Fashion-Waterprof-Transparent-Handbags/dp/B07VWHTV12>
Journal page, It’s Offcut Chic, offcut fabric making process for the handbag, (my photo library)
Photograph, It’s Offcut Chic, Final prototype (my photo library)
Photograph, It’s Offcut Chic, Final prototype (my photo library)
Photograph, It’s Offcut Chic, How my offcuts were sewn together (my photo library)
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