University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Cocktail Dress

Tanga Elena, Student, University of Arts
"George Enescu," Romania

Creative solutions for the 21 century will adopt the idea of sustainable design, using environmentally-friendly materials and methods in clothing production. It is a way of designing that creates not only pieces of fashion but pieces of art. Fashion is all about change, and sustainability is all about preservation.

I redesigned my sister’s wedding dress into a cocktail dress that accentuates a woman’s form. Redesigning clothes is ecofriendly fashion. Recognizing the value of recycled clothing could be a huge step in making a difference in our environmental impact. Redesigning used clothing may sound a bit anti-fashion, but even an haute couture designer like Martin Margiela has lines of “garments remodeled by hand.”

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