Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gen Art Designers Make Recycled Plastic Pretty

The organization Plastics Make It Possible has come up with an interesting challenge for this year's group of GenArt designers. The four fledgling design labels, Gar-De, Nomia, WesFeld and Sophmore had to create a collection using fabrics derived from recycled plastics. This is a great way to encourage young designers to start thinking about incorporating sustainability into their designs, and also reinforces the fact that beautiful clothing can be made from environmentally-friendly materials.

photo: Plastics Make It Possible

The designers will present their collections tonight at Drive In Studios to kick off New York Fashion Week, but there will also be a livestream of the four hour presentation and after-party available online starting at 7PM EST.

Here's a sneak peek at the winning collection from the label WesFeld. Designers Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault, explain the inspiration for some of their pieces and how they utilized recycled plastic to create lovely sculptural dresses.

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