It’s fashion reinvention and serious eco chic. That’s what this unique FASHFEST 2017 show, presented by Salvos Stores, is all about. ‘Salvaged’ is sustainable style at its best. This collection of amazing looks will illustrate just how high-end discarded and donated clothing can be. Beautifully curated by Salvos Stores eco stylist Faye De Lanty, look out for incredible customisation, ingenious upcycling and even couture offerings from some of Australia’s most skilled designers and artists in the sustainable space. Revived will not only transform your perception of so-called ‘trash’, it will transform your perception of ‘second hand’. It’s op-shopping, but not as you know it. This is Salvos Stores first appearance at FASHFEST.
Salvos Stores will be showcasing on closing night show 1, at 7:00pm.
Salvaged: To rescue, recover, reclaim and save from the landfill wreckage. Salvos Stores presents an ingenius up-cycled collection of serious eco chic.
Cardboard Couture: Eco Stylist Faye De Lanty’s ode to Italian high fashion label Moschino. Two Salvos Stores trench coats and a vest have been sliced up, reshaped and sewn to create this one of kind outfit
Elements of actual cardboard from the Salvos warehouse have been added to the ensemble including the little fascinator hat.
Say hello to less waste!
A Rich Tapestry: Inspired by Faye’s fathers 1970’s vintage jacket from Kings Road in London… A $10 unfinished tapestry found in the haberdashery section of the Salvos is added to a second hand Country Road white shirt to totally reinvent it. Teamed with caramel cargos and a vintage duffle bag – a great on trend look for the lads.
Off the cuff: Seen at high fashion houses like Balmain, a classic black jacket is completely reborn with ample amounts of op shop bling. A necklace, bracelet and shoulder trim from a ripped dress were all added to the cuffs to take this from cute to couture.
Coat Tales : Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano is the king of clothing reinvention, not afraid to refashion garments like jackets into gowns or corsets. Inspired by their 2018 runway show in Paris, Salvos Stores eco stylist Faye De Lanty deconstructed a vintage mens trench coat to create her offering of op shop couture in honour of the French House. The current ‘fanny pack’ trend was re-created using three $2 belts and a 50 c coin purse!
Blush Hour: Created by amazing eco friendly Melbourne based label Amassment Co, Salvos Stores blush pink preloved blouses we deconstructed then reconstructed into this incredible one of a kind gown. https://www.amassment.co/
Salvaged: Eco Stylist Faye De Lanty went to town on transforming second hand items into a completely new look to highlight the collections name sake.
A white pleather dress was snipped into a corset, an oversized skirt became an asymmetrical sash, jeans were trimmed with lace from a damaged t-shirt and a black leather jacket was incredibly customised by Sarah from Melbourne based label One of a Kind Denim https://www.oneofakinddenim.com.au/
Soldier of Style: Sarah from One of a kind Denim strikes again with her stunning hand painted work on this 1966 army coat. Eco Stylist Faye De Lanty, added in a customised white tee and distressed drop crotch denim.
Of Corset Is: Faye natural dyed an oversized mens bonds t-shirt with onion skins and teamed it with this wonderful vintage Jenyns corset find from Queensland Hall all of Fame inductee Sarah Jenyn…google her, she was a total 18th Century Girl Boss!
Green Goddess: Canberra based duo Eva and Mish from Vox Cor created this up cycled masterpiece from Salvos Stores finds. A jump suit, a blouse and beyond were reminded to reveal this eco fashion angel.
Wedding Warrior: Lenka Couture is Australia’s first ethically accredited bridal couture designer, she is a master of mindful gowns.
A wedding dress is the ultimate wear once item so Lenka is committed to using what is already in existence to show you that sustainability never ever has to mean sacrificing style. https://www.lenkacouture.com/