Titled “It’s a Jumble Out There,” the Spring 2019 range from husband and wife duo Saif and Emma Bakir is another take on the wasteful practice of fashion. Unabashedly proving that they are also part of the problem, CMMN SWDN reworked knitwear and denim from its earlier collections into one cohesive upcycled ready-to-wear line.
Dominated by revealing sheer looks, the latest collection features an assortment of amalgam garments like patchwork sweater vests and reworked organza shirts. Other notable pieces included sleeve slit suit jackets, textile block trousers and pattern-dyed denim. But it was the mashup constructed recycled sneakers which accompanied outfits that captivated the audience surrounding the runway. Created in collaboration with Helen Kirkum, the footwear options are made up of elements of CMMN SWDN’s leftover Fall 2018 shoes with pieces from salvaged sneakers from thrift stores. The handmade functional art pieces served as an exclamation mark for the sustainable-driven show from CMMN SWDN.
For more contemporary fashion, Virgil Abloh recently offered a first look at Off-White™’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
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