Refashioned Garbage is a photography series where wearable designs made from trash mimic high fashion garments. This mimicry disrupts the flow of consumption by flipping concepts of fashion and garbage. This series aspires to not only critique fast industries but requires the viewer to take the time to make sense of the materials.
Refashioned Garbage takes our discarded materials that are deemed without value and creates designs that highlight the possibilities and aesthetics in our waste. This project also highlights the immensity of what we discard and our inherent carelessness in consumption.
For this project, discarded materials are collected, cleaned, and recrafted into a wearable design. Material manipulation techniques are used to bring aesthetic, durability, and catalogue to the original material. The designs are worn and photographed by the artist.