Graci Pepworth made a bustier from a deconstructed pair of Balenciaga sneakers. She is one of several emerging designers who upcycle discarded or unwanted luxury fashion and accessories to make one-of-a-kind garments. Photo: Graci Pepworth Graci Pepworth made a bustier from a deconstructed pair of Balenciaga sneakers. She is one of several emerging designers who upcycle discarded or unwanted luxury fashion and accessories to make one-of-a-kind garments. Photo: Graci Pepworth
Graci Pepworth made a bustier from a deconstructed pair of Balenciaga sneakers. She is one of several emerging designers who upcycle discarded or unwanted luxury fashion and accessories to make one-of-a-kind garments. Photo: Graci Pepworth

Designers turn luxury accessories and fakes into custom wear, proving sustainable fashion needn’t be boring

  • A TikToker reworks fake designer bags into crop tops, a designer turns shoes into bodysuits, and a woman’s bustier made from Balenciaga sneakers has gone viral
  • Japanese designer Daisuke Takamatsu upcycles vintage designer bags and has made a hand-beaded Prada mask strap and a Dior Saddle bag from disposable face masks

Topic |   Fashion
Graci Pepworth made a bustier from a deconstructed pair of Balenciaga sneakers. She is one of several emerging designers who upcycle discarded or unwanted luxury fashion and accessories to make one-of-a-kind garments. Photo: Graci Pepworth Graci Pepworth made a bustier from a deconstructed pair of Balenciaga sneakers. She is one of several emerging designers who upcycle discarded or unwanted luxury fashion and accessories to make one-of-a-kind garments. Photo: Graci Pepworth
Graci Pepworth made a bustier from a deconstructed pair of Balenciaga sneakers. She is one of several emerging designers who upcycle discarded or unwanted luxury fashion and accessories to make one-of-a-kind garments. Photo: Graci Pepworth
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