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Harris Reed is having quite the month. Not only did the designer dress Iman for the Met Gala (and land her on every best dressed list going), but they also launched a jewellery collaboration with Missoma, which has already proven to be a sell-out success. And just yesterday, the designer hosted their latest show on the final day of London Fashion Week, where they made a powerful point about sustainability and fashion waste.
Reed's latest collection was presented at the Serpentine Pavilion, which saw 10 looks come down the salon-style catwalk, all of which were created with clothes that had been donated to Oxfam.
Committed to minimising waste by repurposing fabric in their creations, the collection was created in partnership with the charity to highlight the importance of Second Hand September, an initiative which encourages shoppers not to buy anything new for a month.
Not only did the collection make an important point about sustainability and fashion waste, but it gave the designer an opportunity to be more creative than ever. With the designs, Reed played with a consortium of extravagant fabrics, where they undid seams, meticulously reconstructed garments with Reed’s signature flare and repurposed lace bridal veils and morning jackets.
"Working with these older pieces has offered me a fresh insight into construction," Reed said in the show notes. "While breathing new life into these looks, I’ve been able to hone my techniques and learn from the original state of the garment."
One of the pieces from the collection will be donated to charity. It will go on display in the Selfridges X Oxfam space, curated by stylist Bay Garnett and will be available for special purchase, with all proceeds going to Oxfam.
To see more highlights from London Fashion Week, head this way.
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