D E N I M

This project was a collaboration with hairdresser and film maker Peter Gray, who introduced Deborah to Aveda and was created to be shown at Aveda’s bi-annual Congress in Minneapolis, in October 2011. It was an exploratory project to see what was possible with very little budget and time, whilst keeping true to sustainable values.

The recycled denim was provided by a surplus supplement of second hand jeans from Japan. The challenge was to create a beautiful collection of unique couture pieces from this, traditionally, utilitarian fabric. This involved the use of unusual fabric treatments and natural dyeing methods, as well as, skilful cutting and tailoring techniques. Other workmanlike materials were used in the construction and embellishment of pieces, such as, hemp rope and large sail-maker’s eyelets, giving a raw edge to this experimental collection.

28020e7fa26e4735e3117e9ac5685101.jpg
f94a89fc5acd7d9e45260025d87e4e41.jpg
c6ffca7df6488fd8f13eb98f4a043903--bob-s-
d7931f4b4ee7a04ed0446e5c7bc55a18.jpg
AvedaCongressworkshop702.JPG
109b78f38aacf068a4fa711238165458.jpg
Schermata 2018-09-27 alle 11.42.20.png
Schermata 2018-09-27 alle 11.43.21.png
images.jpeg
ee978d2369ecc2e2ce92210d288d188f.jpg
f1f849e8823b6b4f155663f620fe1fcf.jpg
Schermata 2018-09-27 alle 11.42.50.png