The Upcycling Fashion Label to watch is undeniably German brand Benu Berlin. The designer trio Karen Jessen, Anna Bach & Luis C. Zuniga constitutes together the brand that is based in Berlin- a city well on its way to become the Upcycling Mecca.
Some readers might know Karen Jessen as she won the Eco Chic Design Award in Hong Kong last year with an amazing upcycled and reconstructed denim collection. The new spring/summer 2015 collection with the title that we love, Make Love Not Fashion, have been nominated for the BUNTE New Faces Award FASHION2014.
Benu Berlin only uses upcycling techniques or material from textile surplus. Scraps turn into elaborate fabric manipulations and structures. For the ‘Make Love Not Fashion’ collection military uniforms and parachutes are upcycled into intricate, flowing creations that pay tribute to the origin of the term fashion: The art of craftsmanship.
Photographer: Louis Nexus