Stevie Crowne will debut his latest ecoluxury collection aptly named LuxRedux: Revamped EcoLuxury at TheCloset YVR. This is the first collaboration between the young designer and the newly opened niche ecoluxury lifestyle boutique located in historic Gastown.
Since 2011, Canadian fashion designer Stevie Crowne has been upcycling and repurposing vintage and thrift clothing as a creative process and in order to reduce the fashion communities’ high carbon footprint – which has never been more evident than it is now in today’s manufacturer based world of fast fashion.
Helen Siwak, the owner of TheCloset YVR provided Stevie with all the base garments for this capsule collection (women’s, men’s, footwear) from her inventory of luxury fashion designers that were not in pristine condition such as Elie Tahari, Valentino, Stuart Weitzman, Talula Babaton and even H&M Conscious Collection (which is already made of recycled material).
Retailers know that the slightest defect or snag is enough to render a garment unsellable in traditional retail, so this collaboration extends the lifespan of luxury garments in a viable and exciting way.
While incorporating techniques such as basic pattern manipulation and embellishing old fabrics, Stevie breathes new life into otherwise unwearable clothing and creates an authentic regeneration of vintage style into with today’s high street fashion market.
He also incorporates other methods which include fabric dying, fabric manipulation, and minor/major alternatives to change the appearance of each original piece.
Please join us on October 1st at 7pm for the launch of LuxRedux: Revamped EcoLuxury By Stevie Crowne.
Light fare will be provided with beverages by donation.
Brief Biography of Stevie Crowne:
* At 16 showed in Saskatoon at the Hilton Garden Inn.
* Participated in Vancouver Eco Fashion Week in 2013.
* Worked with Alchemy Clothing Salon & Mercedes Benz fashion events in Saskatchewan
* Interviews include CTV, Shaw TV, Planet S Magazine, Star Phoenix, The Leader Post
*2014 partook in Saskatchewan Fashion Week with capsule collection
* Will showcase at VIFF as a part of the “True Cost” exhibit sponsored by Vancouver Eco Fashion Week