with contributions from Fleur Burlet
 on December 20, 2018

LONDON — Having witnessed the amount of waste that fashion has spawned over the years, many up-and-coming designers have developed a natural instinct for upcycling, looking to charity shops, landfills — and even the natural world — to source materials for their collections.

Among them are Kevin Germanier, whose glamorous, sequined creations are made using beads found in Hong Kong landfills; Conner Ives, who produced two successful capsules for Browns by sourcing vintage T-shirts at charity shops; Ingy Stockholm whose oversize earrings are made out of dead wood; and Hôtel Vetements, which turns old hotel fabrics into garments.

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