How to Wear: Household Items

The newest fashion-forward trend? Upcycle. Awards season in Hollywood is a time for Red Carpet fashion. The big stars put themselves on display in fancy couture dresses and the rest of us express our opinions of their choices.  The most diversity we can usually expect is who opted for what big name fashion house... there is very little for us to be mesmerized by in the realm of Eco-Fashion.  So when Jennifer Lawrence wore a Dior dress that resembled a bed sheet at the 2014 Golden Globes, this surprisingly became an opportunity to discuss DIY (do-it-yourself) fashion.  With a little help of selfies and twitter, the Internet became abuzz with people recreating the look in the comfort of their own homes.  The linens were literally flying off of beds across the world.  As a fashion redesigner who works with pre-existing materials, I knew this was actually a very exciting expression of our ability to rethink what we already own. Before we start wrapping our friends up to look like toilet paper rolls, I've refashioned some household items to show how to do this properly and keep your dignity intact!

*All pieces made by Lanni Lantto, who creates clothing out of pretty much anything clothing isn’t supposed to be made out of. She has saved hundreds of pounds of pre-existing materials from rotting in landfills by giving used items a reason to captivate us again.

HOW TO WEAR: A TABLECLOTH

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HOW TO WEAR: A PARACHUTE

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HOW TO WEAR: A TABLE RUNNER

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HOW TO WEAR: A CHRISTENING GOWN

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HOW TO WEAR: AN OUTDOOR TENT

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HOW TO WEAR: YOUR CURTAINS

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HOW TO WEAR: YOUR GRANDPARENTS’ CLOTHES

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About The Author

Lanni Lantto is taking upcycling mainstream. Deemed a “Curator of the Upcycle Fashion Movement”, she’s spent the last 7 years promoting upcycled fashion design in the United States. Lanni creates “clothing that tells a story” in order to inspire a society to rethink their choices as consumers and influence the fashion industry to reduce their waste stream. She is Co-Creator of Upper Michigan’s 1st ever (RE)design Fashion & Art Show, which highlights the innovative artistry of upcycling artists & has shown in numerous eco-fashion shows in the US and internationally. Along with being a designer, she teaches Wardrobe REdesign Workshops & gives Eco-Closet Make-Overs. Through her Los Angeles-based label, (RE), Lanni’s mission is to bring the concept of creative reuse into the media spotlight.

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