We look for diversity, fresh trends and the next move in the industry during fashion week and that’s exactly what I found when I went to Kangan Institute Kinship Upcycled Runway.

This year the student runway was in collaboration with eco stylist Alex Van Os from Op Shop to Runway.

The designs that were featured on the runway were on trend and very wearable! The stigma of upcycled can be that it looks to avan garde and not ready to wear. That wasn’t the case with this year’s runway.

Many were designs you’d see coming from high street designers; and that’s the best thing! The fact that the future generation of designers are able to upcycle obsolete items into new fashion statements, is outstanding.

Kangan’s relationship with the Red Cross is building the platform for more sustainable designers to experiment and learn a better way to creating fashion.

I was so amazed by the talent you could see walking down the runway and the movement towards a positive fashion industry. We all have to make a change for the better and Kangan is doing a great job of teaching us just how to do it.

Take a look at some of my favourite designs from the night at The Kangan Institute’s Kinship Upcycled Runway.

Photography by PNP MEDIA

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