Fashion & Design (176)
Taking cover under plastic waste
The designer Garth Britzman has used plastic bottles to create a cover for a parking space. To give it a bit of colour, he added dyed liquid to the bottles to produce a specific design.
Why it matters
Is this an interesting and creative use of recycled material? Are practical yet artistic installations the way forward to help solve a very serious problem such as plastic waste?
Their Mecca is the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. They are the caretakers of discarded trends - Ray Bans, fanny packs, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, big glasses, and their new ride of choice - the moped. Mopeds are being brought back in fashion across the US - with some cities even boasting their own “gangs” : Creatures of the Loin (San Francisco), Puddle Cutters (Portland, Oregon) and Hell’s Satans (Richmond, Virginia). Brooklyn’s gang, The Orphans, opened up The Orphanage - a moped repair and restoration shop that also serves as a hangout for the moped community.
The Suit of the City Show is the first sign that the fashion swap-shop phenomenon has reached Italy, with resourceful fashionistas exchanging their old clothes with other.