Behold my most recent creations:
Exhibit A was so unreasonably simple. Just get a can of silver spray paint, dose your shoe (for me it was my old, worn down cowboy boots) of choice and let dry. This only took me 5 minutes. Exhibit B was somewhat more tedious. I stuck just shy of 500 clear-ended thumb tacks in rows into the foamy-platform base of a pair of thrifted Steve Madden shoes. This took a couple hours but once you get into the rhythm of it, you don’t really need to think about it much.
This part 6, I believe, in a series of designer vs. DIY posts. The series also includes Alex Wang, Marc Jacobs, Martin Margiela, Luella, and Balmain. This is a series that is intended to showcase alternatives to the high-priced originals and the highly-immoral fast fashion knock-offs (*cough* Forever 21 *cough*).
My school hosted a recycled-materials fashion show last month in honor of Earth Day. Each of the outfits was designed (half-heartedly and in the spirit of mockery) by my environmental science class. These were the fruit of our labor. In any case, mine was the outfit in the third and seventh pictures.
I made this top the other day to wear for a party I was throwing that very night. Think of it more as a prototype for future creations, or at least as something whose mistakes I can certainly learn from. Next time I’ll be sure to put the zippers in last so that I can make them more vertical and centered and since this was my first foray in hemming a rounded edge, I made a hellofalotta mistakes.
Tops, DIY // Jeans, MNG // Shoes, New York shop “closing sale” (yeah, right)