‘Axel Verwee – Sustainable Fashion Designer, with a passion for creating fashion out of waste and sustainable textiles.’
Graduation Project: FESTIVAL COUTURE
At the Reading Festival in the UK, an estimated 60,000 tents were left behind, to go to landfills.
This source of waste was an inspiration for my project. With tents collected from Dutch Festivals and a passion for creating fashion out of waste, FESTIVAL COUTURE was created.How can we create a new product of this abandoned tent with an extra value? The beauty of this waste source is translated into a fashion collection. The collection has design elements inspired by the characteristics of the tents and the use of pleats to transform the material into something new.
Is an upcoming project, with garments created form death-stock fabrics. Once a year me and my friends go to Antwerp to buy death-stock fabrics from designers. This is fabric that fashion houses bought for the collection or to try out designs. Because they start with a new collection the next season, they sell the acces fabrics to people that are interested in creating something with these high-quality fabrics. With this method fashion houses try to get rid of there death-stock, in a more sustainable way.
Hacked x Denim