I’m the daughter of a seamstress. I grew up watching my mother make all types of fashion pieces-from pageant gowns for my older sister to cocktails dresses for her friends and clients. There was a section in the house where I grew up in that was reserved solely for my mother’s sewing machine. Surrounding her sewing machine were bags that contained scrap of fabrics. My mother saved everything. I mean everything. Seldom were clothes thrown out of my house. My mother had a knack for revitalizing clothes that seem to be on life support. I guess she was somewhat a head of the curve because sustainable fashion has become extremely popular within recent years.
Many designers have responded to the overwhelming call to produce more sustainable fashion. They have done so by producing select items like food shopping bags and tee shirts, while other designers have made commitments in only producing eco friendly fashions.
I attended this month’s Fashion Week Brooklyn. The first night kicked off with Sustainable Fashion by local designers. One of the fashion brands that stood out was Born Again Vintage. Even the name of the brand sounds edgy. I was in awe at the some of the pieces that hit the runway. The looks were fashionable and practical. I could see myself wearing a lot of the looks.
I absolutely loved this look, especially the jacket.
These were other looks from Born Again Vintage that hit the runway
If you visit Born Again Vintage’s website, they have ideas on Recycling and Upcycling your wardrobe. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind remixing some fashion pieces in my closets.
For some people, Sustainable Fashion is a way of life. I personally haven’t met anyone more dedicated to sustainable fashion than Dominique Drakeford, CEO/Founder of Drake Natural Sustainable Fashion PR Company. This very fashionable young woman with a unique sense of style is causing huge ripples in the fashion industry. If you ask her how she feels about sustainable fashion, her more than likely response as seen on her Instagram is, “You can miss me with saying Sustainable Fashion aint dope.” There you have it folks, Sustainable Fashion is dope! Period!
Dominique Drakeford, the CEO/founder of Drake Natural Sustainable Fashion PR Company