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#Upcycle: When old clothes get a facelift

By Hitesh Harisinghani
February 02, 2017 16:01 IST
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These designers tell you why sustainable fashion is stylish!

Photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/

Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week is all about sustainable fabrics and upcycling your outfits.

Time to get inspired by these creations!

I was a sari

IMAGE: 'Don't throw away your old saris' was the message behind the brand 'I was a sari'.

IMAGE: Each creation -- kaftans, midis, maxis -- was designed out of recycled saris. Even the foot wear comprised wrap sandals with shoe laces made from old saris. #Wow!

IMAGE: Ever thought of upcycling your mom's saris into tote bags?
Thank you Natalie Frost, left and team for leading the way.

The stitching project

IMAGE: Stitching Project -- the name says it all! The stoles, tunics are all handmade.
The shoes have upcycled rubber tyres for soles, and feature parts of old saris and fabric remnants. 

IMAGE: Patchwork and colours go hand in hand.

IMAGE: The texturing makes it even special.

IMAGE: Traditional, trendy and eco-friendly too!

IMAGE: Praveen Nayak and Fiona Wright are the brains behind this venture.


IMAGE: Ecru was the chosen fabric for Shubhi Sachan's collection.

IMAGE: There were kurtas, maxis, skirts -- all made from non-hazardous, material waste from industries.

IMAGE: Alesia Raut is proud of Shruti Sachan, her environment conscious designer.

Wandering Whites

IMAGE: Not just clothes, one could also upcycle accessories.
Gaury Pathare’s collection was inspired from her travels. She combined scrap materials and metal waste into useful jewellery.

IMAGE: An imposing pendant like this is sure to turn heads.

IMAGE: Metal clasps that make a statement.

IMAGE: Gaury walks in with her muse.
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