Topshop has partnered on a second collaboration with Reclaim To Wear, following the successful debut of last season’s collection, creating another upcycle capsule filled with summer wardrobe must-haves with an ethical twist.
Reclaim to Wear was launched in 1997 by ‘From Somewhere’, the pioneering eco fashion label by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci as a design solution to the problem of textile waste. De Castro and Ricci have shared their knowledge with Topshop with the aim of encouraging sustainability within the fashion industry while keeping a strong design element in mind.
“We have been really proud to work with the Topshop team on the Reclaim To Wear collections, inspiring them to include upcycling as part of their practice. This is really an important step: one dress at a time, starting small, we are beginning to see that design can influence not just our style, but also the way we think about clothes,” says Orsola de Castro.
Using recycled materials, the Topshop Design Team has created a collection of delicate floral printed silks just in time for summer. A few key fav’s from the collaboration: a block patterned sleeveless dress, highlighted with lace panels along with oversized shirts with checked georgette inserts, paired with shorts and silk camisoles, teamed with matching culottes and double vented pencil skirts.
The collection, which has been entirely produced in Britain, goes on sale today, June 20th at select Topshop stores worldwide and online at www.topshop.com