Vin+Omi is one of the leading pioneering eco fashion brands today. Their objective is to expose the wasteful industry and providing an alternative through the reusing of organic materials.They work with different waste materials to develop unique eco textile processes. Vin and Omi developed a range of rPET textiles from silk-like finishes to wool, made from recycled plastic usually found through river and ocean clean up projects.
I had the opportunity to work with Vin and Omi to prepare for their upcoming London Fashion Week show. It involved constructing garments from old and unused sport gear from the Olympic sailing and fencing teams, horse hair, nettles and old bags from Prince Charles’ Highgrove Estate. I aided the planning and ideation of the garments made from the British Sailing Team gear and drew up, planned and created tote bags made from industrial bags from Prince Charles’ Highgrove Estate. I used both machine and hand-sewing.
[One of the tote bags on the catwalk at Vin and Omi’s London Fashion Week Show 2020. Photo by Chris Yates]
[Team GB Sailing garment under construction-gear donated by Hannah Mills]
[Team GB Sailing garment on the catwalk. Photo by Chris Yates]