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
HOW TO WEAR: A PARACHUTE
HOW TO WEAR: A TABLE RUNNER
HOW TO WEAR: A CHRISTENING GOWN
HOW TO WEAR: AN OUTDOOR TENT
HOW TO WEAR: YOUR CURTAINS
HOW TO WEAR: YOUR GRANDPARENTS’ CLOTHES