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Pia Schiele is redefining skate clothing one garment at a time

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Pia Schiele is redefining skate clothing one garment at a time

Pia’s work caught my eye one evening while I was scrolling through the now non-existent ‘Following’ feed on Instagram. I saw that the talented artist duo Dello Studios liked an image from an account called Loutre.co. I was an instant fan of Pia’s work, warm tones and bold pastel coloured trousers grabbed my attention within seconds, and I found myself wanting to learn more about the process and thoughts behind her work. From old curtains to deadstock fabrics, Pia is no stranger to upcycling. She has recycled numerous fabrics and transformed them into unique stylish garments that leave you wondering...

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Re-creating and re-shaping with Sam Nowell

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Re-creating and re-shaping with Sam Nowell

I came across Sam's creative work one evening while scrolling through my feed when a pair of trousers that were constructed from retro Liverpool football scarves abruptly halted my scrolling finger. The creative flare and uniqueness of the design left me intrigued and since then I have been a fan of Sam's work, with his imaginative mind really showing in every creation he has worked on. Whether it be an all over print button down shirt made from 1993 headlines or a pair of shorts reconstructed from a Wall’s Ice Cream parasol, bold prints and colours are key to Sam's pieces and...

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Tote Bag Project: Collection No.2

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Tote Bag Project: Collection No.2

The second collection of the Tote Bag Project brings new styles and designs to the reconstruction project. The collection focuses on reconstructing and repurposing worn and damaged outerwear garments into fully functional tote bags that are built to withstand daily use. Each constructed from recycled garments as well as elements of military surplus in an effort to reduce man-made waste and breathe new life into forgotten materials. The bags feature unique patinas and finishes depending on how the garments were treated and used. Each bag is unique in every aspect from shape, size, colour, detailing and materials, often dictated by the...

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Tote Bag Project: Collection No.1

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Tote Bag Project: Collection No.1

The collection focuses on reconstructing and repurposing worn and damaged outerwear garments into fully functional tote bags that are built to withstand daily use. Each constructed from recycled garments as well as elements of military surplus in an effort to reduce man-made waste and breathe new life into forgotten materials. The bags feature unique patinas and finishes depending on how the garments were treated and used. Each bag is unique in every aspect from shape, size, colour, detailing and materials, often dictated by the materials used whether it be Gore-Tex or canvas. Designed with function and practicality in mind each bag...

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