Your week in chic: From Garrard’s sparkling new wings to sustainable swim and The Outnet’s hot denim collab

Rexa Vella

Your week in chic: From Garrard’s sparkling new wings to sustainable swim and The Outnet’s hot denim collab

Clever denim sorceress Anna Foster of ELV Denim (which manufactures locally in London solely from deadstock) has whipped up a super smart new collaboration with The Outnet. She raided the retailer’s past season collections and reworked them into a chic, 50-piece line. Her magical transformations include a leather gladiator skirt, created as Foster explains, ‘from four pairs of stretch leather leggings. We used the existing form of the waistband and used techniques to deconstruct the rest of the garment and rework it, incorporating the existing characteristics of the material.’ Lots of the pieces are modular, too. ‘A leather dress can be zipped apart worn as a skirt and a top; a jacket can be worn long or worn short. It just adds conceptual value to the piece, a quality you want to celebrate,’ she adds. It is all quite cheering food for thought given the rapacious overproduction of the fashion industry. Finally, some smart circular ideas are coming to the fore.

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