With the fashion industry heading toward elegant, contemporary and stylish fashion, one word that sounds synonymous with clothing is “green.” We can see many designers coming up with sustainable, recycled and reused clothing lines. Today I will take you to the beautiful, green world of eco-fashion designer Gary Harvey. His incredibly vibrant dresses not only make a seriously cool statement about the nature of reusing and upcycling, but these pieces are a reflection to art too. These contemporary, high fashion dresses are ethical and aesthetically pleasing.
Gary Harvey, an eco-conscious creationist who is fascinated with the creativity that goes into making stunningly fashionable dresses has re-designed these outfits by reconstructing discarded garments and waste materials.
The inspiration for Gary Harvey’s recycled and other clothing are those who value the artist with in themselves. Whether it is a poet playing with words, an artist giving new meaning to white canvas or a make-up artist working with a make-up brush. He gets inspired with anyone and anyone who is creative and artistic.
The green factor
These amazing recycled dresses are made by giving new life to waste materials that would have else ended in landfills and cause harm to the environment. There is diversity in his choice of material, you would see chic dresses sopping out of materials like old laundry bags, discarded jeans, old black logo T-shirts, used nylon baseball jackets, newspaper, used trench coats, old army jackets, used Hawaiian skirts, cans, bottle tops and cardboard boxes. By upcycling these dresses, it has extended their life by another 10 to 15 years.
The Fab Factor
• These vibrant recycled dresses divert discarded materials from the landfills, saving our precious environment.
• Recycling decreases our purchases and consumption, composting of organic waste and the use of disposable items like polystyrene and plastic bags.
• Upcycling requires fewer resources, less energy and less labor, compared to the manufacture of new products.
• Gives value and usefulness to old materials even after years of use.
• Incredibly vibrant dresses that adorns the people wearing them.
Gary Harvey’s beautiful recycled dresses include the “Laundry Bag Dress,” which is made from 21 checked laundry bags that are gathered and attached to a basket weave bodice made from bag straps, the “Denim Dress” fashioned from different colored 42 pairs of Levis 501’s along with a cropped denim jacket, the “Mac Dress” made using 18 trench coats, Burberry check corset and cropped Burberry Mac. The “Military Dress” is shaped out of 28 army jackets, while the “Hawaiian Shirt Dress” is made from 7 Hawaiian multi-colored floral print shirts. The “Black T-shirt Dress” is fashioned from 37 black logo T-shirts and the “Baseball Puffball Dress” is created using 26 nylon baseball jackets.