I believe in doing my part and that includes the fashion I create. I love finding Vintage Clothing and giving it a new life. The challenge is to be creative when the resources are limited. One way to design is to begin with an idea and gather the necessary new materials to bring it to life. Another way is to gather existing resources first and reuse them in a new way.
When traveling, there is always space on my agenda to look for those specific pieces where the fabric speaks to me. I enjoy thinking about the fact these clothes were worn by women from a different place and time. I like to imagine what fashion statement they made and how this piece made them feel. Maybe these renewed pieces were once gifts, bought for a special occasion or event, or held sentimental value for its original owner.
The jacket you see above didn't exactly start off as a "runway ready" piece when I found it. With a vision in mind, and a meticulous process planned out, the piece changed and evolved beautifully.