Designers transform donated clothes to high-end garments for MFW

Image via Red Cross Shops
Words by Indah Dwyer

From charity to couture.

For some, buying clothes at op-shops is a right of passage. It’s an integral part of finding a fashion identity when you’re young.

Today, design talent from Kangan Institute is making sure the magic of op-shopping is not a thing of the past. Through quality tailoring and flawless workmanship, these designers are giving a high-fashion makeover to old and forgotten clothes.

You can see the results at Melbourne Fashion Week’s Eco Luxe Fashion Show.

Participants are contributing a little extra to sustainable fashion culture, as 50 per cent of ticket sales will be donated to the Australian Red Cross.

It goes to show what a different environment and some alterations can do to second-hand clothing. 

Eco Luxe Fashion Show
The Meat Market
3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC
Monday September 2, 7pm – 8:30pm
General admission $30
Tickets available here



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