Gary Harvey’s show kicked off the Greenshows last week, and his extremely creative use of materials included recycling Weleda (Greenshows sponsor) boxes, t-shirts, baseball jackets, rugby shirts and more. Designer Harvey didn’t just reuse materials though; he really incorporated their former distinctive style elements in his new creations. The detailed beadwork in wedding dresses, the binding of the baseball jackets, the shape of the Weleda packaging all influenced what the new dresses looked like.
Fashion is about more than making a statement, and more than just putting clothes on in the morning. With these dresses Harvey makes a point about life cycle; that every object we come in contact with has a life before it gets to us and after we use it.