Prendas sostenibles del IED Barcelona inspiradas en la ropa utilitaria antigua en Rec.0


13 November 2023

The collection is based on the uniforms of racing mechanics to explore how clothes lose their identity when taken out of their context

For a few years now, sustainable fashion has experienced a boom among consumers who are increasingly committed to dressing ethically and ecologically, as opposed to following the fast fashion linear model. Rec.0, the eclectic cultural, fashion, and gastronomy festival in Igualada, reflects these concerns. In its comprehensive programme of activities and innovative and attractive retail offerings, it prioritises designers, creatives and brands with planet-friendly values.

At its 25th edition, which took place from 8 to 11 November, the event had a section for sustainability and fashion at the Rec Imperdible space in the Leather Museum. Alongside talks and workshops, the exhibition also included two looks from “What Remains”, a collection by Daniel Vidal Martínez, a Master in Fashion Design student at IED Barcelona.

His proposal is inspired by vintage utilitarian clothing, especially the outfits of racing mechanics. The aim is to show how clothes lose their identity when taken out of their original context. Vidal repurposed car buckles and belts to create accessories and added them to his garments, which were made using noble fabrics and some recycled materials. The collection thus explores how items originally designed for one specific purpose can be transformed into ornamentation.

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