LuxRedux: Revamped EcoLuxury by Stevie Crowne

Stevie Crowne, Hailey Porter, LuxRedux, Upcycled, Recycled, The Closet YVR, Helen Siwak

Model Hailey Porter in LuxRedux pink angora. Piece coming soon to THECloset YVR.

Stevie Crowne debuted his latest capsule collection named LuxRedux: Revamped EcoLuxury at THECloset YVR with an intimate get-together of his friends and supporters. This was our first collaboration between an upcycling designer and our newly opened niche ecoluxury lifestyle boutique and everyone agreed this is a path worth pursuing.

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.

THECloset YVR provided Stevie with all the base garments for this capsule collection (women’s, men’s, footwear) from our 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 breathed new life into otherwise unwearable clothing and created an authentic regeneration of vintage style into with today’s 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.

All photographs above this point by photographer- Lucas David Morgan / Model- Hailey Porter / MUA/Hair - Terra French / Stylist- Sophie Colletaro

Hailey in repurposed H&M Conscious Collection, Simon Chang and Elie Tahari.

All photographs above this point by photographer- Lucas David Morgan / Model- Hailey Porter / MUA/Hair - Terra French / Stylist- Sophie Colletaro

Hailey in Marc Jacobs, Talula Babaton and MOTO jeans. All photographs above this point by photographer – Lucas David Morgan / Model – Hailey Porter / MUA/Hair – Terra French / Stylist – Sophie Colletaro

Friends and associates that joined us at 360 Carrall to celebrate the launch of the capsule collection.

Stevie Crowne, LuxRedux, The Closet YVR, Helen Siwak, upcycled, recycled

Event guests: Stevie Crowne with Myriam Laroche and Guest; J. Judy Mannequin wearing repurposed Talula Babaton, Stevie having fun with Myriam Laroche, Paul Schellenberg with collection. Images credit: Maxime Favreau.

Stevie Crowne, LuxRedux, The Closet YVR, Helen Siwak, upcycled, recycled

CW: Helen Siwak with Richard Hui & Friend, Ritchie Po; Olav Piwowar & Vivian Chan with Stevie Crowne; Myriam Laroche and Stevie Crowne; Stevie and his friends. Images credit: Maxime Favreau.

Stevie Crowne, LuxRedux, The Closet YVR, Helen Siwak, upcycled, recycled

Helen Siwak with SIM G, Ryan & Juan Carlos with Ritchie Po, Mark Ainley getting a touch-up from Ritchie Po, Nati Herron, Stevie Crowne, Kent Schmor and Paul Schellenberg. Images credit: Maxime Favreau.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Stevie Crowne and THECloset YVR! 

Bookmark our Calendar page so you do not miss out on upcoming unique events such as the Yummy Mummie Winter Wrap-Up styling session or the Style & Substance: Fundraiser for Climate Change (partially benefiting the David Suzuki Foundation) on Friday, October 23rd.

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