Sunday, January 17, 2010

Upscaled, Reconstructed, Altered Vintage Clothing?

When my friend Jennifer and I began taking vintage slips and bedjackets and "doodadding" them up I wasn't sure how far I would go with it. Now I am taking old linen jackets to recreate as well as interesting shirts as you see in the photos. I am still not happy with my options to photograph without a model. I laid this on the floor and I think this method has potential if I get a neat piece of cloth to lay it on (not the wrinkled sheet I used, geez)! I am also going to start making a plaster cast that I will be able to use to drape clothing on.

Now I'm seeing other people who are reconstructing vintage and old clothing who are calling it many things ~ altered, upscaled, reconstructed, recycled, redesigned, eco-friendly, and restyled. I have never known which I prefer that conveys what the garments are. I know the term "doodad" is not professional but I always felt like that says what is being done. Here's what Mawed Recycled Fashions says "It’s a fashion trend that has been labled Eco Couture / Cast-Off Couture or Trashion. It’s SUSTAINABLE STYLE – and it makes a statement."

I do have a name for my line of clothing and sewn stoles which is "wayward threads" but to elaborate on what they are calls for more terminology. So which term do you prefer?


Jood said...

Lorri--I'm lovin' those Doodah Duds!

Angie in AZ said...

I LOVE, LOVE, Love this one! Just my color! :)

Joanne Huffman said...

These are all so wonderful! I'm not sure it matters what you call them as long as people can see how beautiful they are.

nandas said...

i like sustainable style as an addition after wayward threads.

everything is so beautiful that i agree it doesn't matter really.