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Because my shirts were men's shirts to start off with and could still look rather masculine when finished, I think putting a belt around the middle is a good idea and adds a feminine touch to my collection. I will experiment with belts and jewellery and see what happens...
From this picture you can see how she has taken apart a blazer, turned parts of the garment inside out, re-hemmed seams, printed on certain areas and then finally put the blazer back together. There is no better way I could try and describe my ideas and where my core inspiration has actually come from, than this photo.
Because I'm looking at recycling and upcycling I thought the best symbollic representation of my ideas would be the recycling trademark badge. I decided to make my own stencil and use a combination of spray paint and print to transfer the stencil onto shirts I had previously taken apart. Some of the prints are smudged to add to the disordered effect.
Recycle - To collect and process used materials into new products in order to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials and reduce energy usage.
Upcycle - The repurposing of a material into a new product of higher quality.