You're Wearing Whaaat? 7 Outrageous Examples of Reuse in Contemporary Fashion
5. Lego FashionPhoto via Trend de la Creme.
It's been said that Lego's are one of the most sustainable toys ever made. So it's no wonder that designers like Marc Jacobs have incorporated this iconic building block into fashion statements. In 2008 at the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring fashion show, models were seen with Lego's used as headband detail, belt buckles and brooches. Since then the craze has only grown. We found necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and barrettes made from Lego's. We have a feeling it's only just begun since most of these pieces are sold out. What's old is always new again.
6. Accessories Made From RoadkillPhoto via Roadquill.
We've had our eye on these cuffs and bracelets ever since we featured them last year. Perhaps it's the eccentric story behind them or their unique and attractive design. Made by artist Amy Nugent from -- you guessed it -- roadkill, these stylish designs are apparently a hot item. From turtle hands and rabbit feet, to bear and moose bones, to porcupine quills, anything is fair game as long as it can be picked up off a carcass from the side of a highway. Nugent says, "This is all about honoring the animals and recycling."
7. Handbags From a 1983 CamaroPhoto via Kim White Handbags.
Designed and manufactured in the U.S. by Kim White, each of these handbags has a cool story. Made from vintage automotive fabrics, White taps never-used textiles intended for American automobiles: cars, trucks and vans.
But what's really unique is that she unearthed an entire warehouse of automotive fabric which, according to White, may be the last existing stock anywhere in the U.S. And White is now the sole owner of these textiles. Since these textiles were originally intended for use in cars, they are incredibly durable and each is tagged with the year and make of the fabric, so you know exactly what car your bag comes from, such as a 1983 Camaro or a 1978 Ford Mustang.
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