High fashion from old clothes

The drive to reduce fashion waste gains ground, spurring designers to transform old clothing with new designs and purposes

Sustainability and fashion usually do not go hand in hand. But in the light of the recently concluded Milan Fashion Week, things might be changing.

The second edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards at the fashion week saw celebrities such as actresses Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore step onto the green carpet wearing sustainably made pantsuits and gowns.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2018, with the headline 'High fashion from old clothes'. Print Edition | Subscribe