Luke Meier‘s OAMC is renowned for its reworked “PEACEMAKER” liner jackets, but now for Spring/Summer 2022, the label wants to take upcycling to the next level. Today, OAMC presents Re:Work, a new pillar of the brand that’s focused on being as sustainable as possible.
Taking existing garments and turning them into something new and contemporary, OAMC elevates pieces that would otherwise be discarded because of their aesthetic relevance. Simply put, OAMC is taking something from old trends and making them relevant for today.
It goes beyond just reusing a garment, as the pieces are deconstructed into their core fabric and trims before being repurposed. This first collection is inspired by military design — a frequent reference in OAMC’s work — using garments from the U.S., Czech Republic, and Italy before cutting them into reshaped and re-overdyed American field jacket liners and more. Alongside this, you’ll find a “Jail Shirt” in light washed-out pink, and all items feature signature dot motifs, even reaching the shorts and gilet.
The brand goes on to explain its new initiative: “OAMC Re:Work will continue to explore both the aesthetic approach to reusing garments, as well as the development techniques that can help to reinvigorate vintage garments and fabrics. It is important that we use more sustainable approaches to design and product development, and we strongly believe that Re:Work is an important first step.”
Take a look at the OAMC Re:Work collection in the gallery above, and pick up the range from the brand’s website now.
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