SEABA ART HOP: STRUT VI
This Spring 2012 Collection from Gyllian Rae Svensson of The Bobbin Slow Fashion + Sustainable Design is inspired by
Lake Champlain : After the Flood.
The Collection explores the strength and resilience that help us move through mourning and overcome loss. The Lake Gowns' languid lines are broken by the rigid structure of the tailored pants and vests in motion. These original custom designs were created with all sustainable textiles including vintage silks and wools from the 1930's and 1940's.
Gyllian works out of her South End studio and is available for custom design consultations.
*Photographs by Eva Sollberger of Seven Days
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Slow Fashion in Vermont
Slow Fashion is a sustainability movement in harmony with Slow Food or Slow Money. The idea is to take a step back from our current systems of mass consumption creating a relentless demand for the "new", and instead really think about where our clothing, food, money, etc...comes from and under what conditions it is created. Whereas, Slow Food encourages consumers to think about the who, what & where about the food we eat, Slow Fashion asks the exact same questions about the clothing we wear.
Here in Vermont this emerging fashion movement was highlighted in an exhibit and event held at ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center in Burlington. Local Slow Fashion designers Rebecca Mack of Flying Hen Studio, Sarah O'Green of Mountain Ash Design & Gyllian Rae Svensson of The Bobbin Sew Bar + Craft Lounge presented their clothing collections created from sustainable textiles. Bridget Butler of ECHO emceed the event, speaking with the designers about their collections while educating the public about a more environmentally friendly approach to clothing consumption.
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SEABA ART HOP: STRUT V
After the super big time fun of participating in last years STRUT IV a local fashion show sponsored by SEABA, (South End Arts & Business Association) we were thrilled to participate when the event came 'round again. This years theme for The Bobbin's slow fashion line involved some gender-bending fun and an exploration of baby doll upcycled dresses paired with an early 90's "riot girl" aesthetic.
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SEABA Art Hop: Strut IV
Last year The Mamas participated for the first time in SEABA's (South End Arts & Business Association) Fashion Show Event: STRUT IV! Showcasing our upcycled, vintage & handmade fashions on a real, LIVE, Runway. Our theme for Strut IV was "Eco-Pirate Radio" celebrating life from infancy, childhood, tween-dom and beyond. Red Velvet, Black Silk, White Lace, Vintage Fabrics w/Rick-Rack & Applique provided the color backdrop of our collection.
With the final countdown to STRUT V! this Saturday, September 11th, the Mamas have been sew, sew, sewing...All day, Every day. We are super excited about our newest collection. We are exploring restoration, refabrication and the re-invention of upcycled Menswear for Women. The toughness of tweed, wool, leather & plaid paired with light floral prints, swinging hems and vintage trims.
Mama sez...Don't miss this show!