Three words: hybrid, unconventional and recyclable. Here’s what street couture is. Personalize objects and dare them a new life is one of the latest social trends of the moment.
There are many ways to say false: counterfeit, fake, fake. Bandulu is one of that. Bandulu is the name of the brand created by the self-taught artist Pat Peltier. Peltier’s work explores the luxury and cyclical ideas of fashion. The brand’s philosophy is “You know it’s real if it’s fake”. In other words, a unique interpretation of the famous fashion brands.
The Bandulu brand stands out for recovering pieces of vintage clothes making waste a real treasure for others.
Who said sewing and embroidery is a girl’s affair? For all those who have always thought of it, it will be fun to find out how Peltier ‘s signature is the use of embroidery. This technique is used by the designer to imitate the paint splashes and stains found on second-hand pieces. In this way, recycled vintage objects such as the old college Champion sweatshirts become unique collectible and desirable by everyone.
The Peltier brand makes a quantum leap when it collaborates with Converse in a series of personalized Chuck Taylor All-Stars. A distinctive element were the paint stains sewn with the canvas in the upper of the shoe.
Since then, Peltier has painted monograms for Louis Vuitton and for Nike’s most famous sneakers models. Bandulu thus makes known fashion brands live a new life, literally sewing his vision of the world on them.
The Romanian designer Ancuta Sarca deserves the same attention, that dominates Instagram with its bizarre and recyclable interpretation of a sneaker with a heel!
The result is a hybrid shoe, a mash-up between used heels and worn out Nike sneakers. An encounter between femininity and masculinity in a single piece entirely handmade in his North London studio.
Among the emerging young designers who fight in the midst of creativity and advertising, Ancuta creates her creations in a strictly sustainable and hand-sewn way. “In our age, where unfortunately fashion is one of the most polluting industries, I think one of the most aware things I could do as a stylist is to use what already exists, not producing more and more.” Here are the words of the designer are the example of how creativity always starts from the things that surround us: just look at them from another perspective!
Follow her on her official instagram profile @ancutasarca to discover this incredible talent of international streetwear.
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