Love Your Clothes was in Bristol last night for our second #FashionSalvage event. Our hosts, Bristol Textile Recyclers, opened their doors and let us rummage through just a fraction of the 100 tonnes of second-hand clothes that passes through their hands each week.
The event proved what we knew all along … that with a bit of creativity and some accessories you can turn clothing that someone else has discarded into something fresh and stylish.
It’s fair to say everyone approached the task with gusto and applied a liberal dash of their own personal style. Some attendees, inspired by an upcoming trip to Glastonbury, channelled the theme of festival chic by pairing and mixing items to style fresh new looks. Others used their sewing and upcycling skills to break down and remake some extraordinary original garments.
We saw flowing and light outfits that transported us to 1970s Marrakech, an amazing leopard skin / tweed creation, unexpected combinations of textures and even a kilt!