Following the success of the debut collection in 2012, Topshop is delighted to be partnering with Reclaim To Wear for the second time to create an upcycled capsule collection of summer wardrobe must-haves with an ethical twist.
Reclaim to Wear was launched in 1997 by ‘From Somewhere’, the pioneering eco fashion label by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci as a design solution to the problem of textile waste. De Castro and Ricci have shared their knowledge with Topshop with the aim of encouraging sustainability within the fashion industry whilst keeping a strong design element in mind.
Using recycled materials, the Topshop Design Team created a collection of delicate floral printed silks in confident colour palettes. A block patterned sleeveless dress is highlighted with lace panels; oversized shirts with checked georgette inserts are paired with shorts while elegant silk camisoles are teamed with matching culottes and double vented pencil skirts. The collection has been entirely produced in Britain.
Orsola de Castro comments: ”We have been really proud to work with the Topshop team on the Reclaim To Wear collections, inspiring them to include upcycling as part of their practice. This is really an important step: one dress at a time, starting small, we are beginning to see that design can influence not just our style, but the way we think about clothes.”
Stephen Mongan, Topshop Head of Sourcing and Technical Services comments: “We proudly partnered with one of our key London manufacturers on our second collection, with a focus on localism. The inspiration behind the collection was to turn away from disposable fashion, giving a new lease of life to disregarded prints from previous seasons. We are looking forward to growing the Topshop Reclaim to Wear range, season on season, bringing more product areas into the portfolio.”
The collection launches tomorrow, 20th June 2013.
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