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Open Source Fashion Cookbook Is Sharing “Recipes” for Upcycling at Home, With Patterns by Raeburn, Chromat, and More

Created by New York label ADIFF, the sustainability-focused upcycling projects range from functional pocket systems to 53-step blanket coats….

You can spend almost a decade writing about fashion, and your laptop will still autocorrect lookbook to cookbook. It’s such a persistent, minor frustration that at first glance, ADIFF’s new book, Open Source Fashion Cookbook, looks like a typo. In fact, the cheeky name comes down to what’s inside: not runway photos or the behind-the-scenes images you might find in other designer tomes, but “recipes” for making your own clothes and accessories. The catch is that you can only use existing garments or materials as your ingredients.

The DIY projects range from simple additions, like a Perspex pocket you can tack onto a jacket, to more complicated, complete garments, like a shirtdress made from two button-downs; a bucket hat that repurposes a broken umbrella; or a 53-step blanket coat. Several designers contributed patterns from their archives, including Christopher Raeburn, Assembly’s Greg Armas, and Chromat’s Becca McCharen-Tran.

Those familiar with ADIFF, the three-year-old New York label by Angela Luna and Loulwa Al Saad, already know it’s a brand dedicated to sustainability and social justice. Many of their clothes are made with upcycled fabric, and their hero piece is a slick parka that transforms into a tent with the addition of a few poles. Launched in 2017, it’s sold on a buy-one-give-one model, with every jacket purchased providing another to a displaced or homeless person. It’s come to represent all of ADIFF’s tenets: that garments can be multi-functional, beyond simply clothing our bodies; that fashion should be both useful and inventive; and that what we wear should relate to the world around us.

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In 2020, ADIFF planned to roll out a few designer collaborations, but they were put on hold during the pandemic. Luna and Al Saad spent the extra time sewing thousands of face masks for New York hospitals (they’re now available on their site, also on a buy-one-give-one model) and taking part in the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s where Luna found her inspiration for the cookbook: “It was the end of June, and I’d spent all this time at the protests and was feeling really frustrated by the industry,” she says. “All of these things were happening in the world, but I didn’t see them [reflected by] fashion at all. And that’s the reason I started ADIFF in the first place—to draw connections between global issues and fashion.” She felt particularly turned-off by the fact that even well-intentioned brands still ultimately ask us to buy something from them. How could ADIFF help people engage in fashion and sustainability outside of the traditional system?

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4 Great Tips On Putting Together Outfits From Your Closet

Outfits From Your Closet

The colorful world of clothing gives us certain confidence. Maybe it is not eye-catching enough to wear, but it is not difficult to wear clean and natural clothes. For example, pick a jumpsuit that works for you. This simple combination is the most versatile Wholesale baby Clothes you can wear. But instead of dressing like this, how else can you put together your clothes?

• Tip 1- Color Matching: Light And Dark
Bright and dark are two colors in general, and bright refers to bright colors such as white, bright red, and this year’s yellow and camel colors. Dark is the color that points to sedate a bit deeper, for instance, navy blue, blackish green still has of course invincible and all-match black. Look at those good-looking street photos, without exception, the color is coordinated, and the overall light and shade are appropriate, that is, a little bright, a little dark. So your suit collocation can pay attention to the shade of color collocation. For example, you can wear a white dress with black wholesale leggings for more visual harmony.

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• Tip 2- Material: Hard And Soft
The so-called hard does not mean the material is hard to the touch (hard is armor), but the visual look of crisp, solid, such as leather, jeans, suit fabrics, and so on. Soft, really soft, soft down, soft waxy wool, soft chiffon, cotton T-shirt these are soft materials.

• Tip 3- Style: Cool And Sweet
Wearing nice clothes is only a combination of low order, and further, wear your own style, that is the high fashion of high order. For example, the unisex pilot embroidered jacket has been a hit in the last two years, so it’s fair to say everyone has one. It’s supposed to be a pantsuit, so cool that you don’t have a boyfriend, but have you ever worn a chiffon dress? Wearing high heels is also very harmonious, gentle and beautiful chiffon long dress has become handsome.

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• Tip 4- Habit: A Little New, a Little Old
It’s human nature to love the new, but the “old” clothes in your closet have so much personal baggage that they can be more comfortable to wear. Old clothes do not directly mean that they have been worn many times, but more importantly, basic items with a high frequency of use. Therefore, I will pay more attention to quality in the selection of basic protective items. With the “old” basic style plus the latest fashionable clothes, the whole body is not too hard, of course, this will be more comfortable, but also more suitable for their own.

Conclusion:
We all need to dress appropriately because people judge us by what we wear. They don’t judge us by what we say or what we think. That’s why fashion is so important. Today, society places a lot of pressure on concepts that seem irrelevant. In certain cases, this may be true. For example, in terms of our values, how we look doesn’t matter. But it’s important in other areas of our lives. So it is very important to master the right style to wear.

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Exclusive Style: 2022 Streetwear Brand You Need To Know-Til The End Clothing

With the New Year here, streetwear  junkies are on the lookout for emerging talented brands. While the street industry is competitive ranging from new generation trends to avant-garde corporate designers, Til The End goes above placing self expression and community building at the forefront of their company.

This New York standout brand came out of the pandemic and has been dropping non stop heat in the street wear industry.

“Til The End” went global during the 2020 year catching the attention of those  worldwide. The meaning “to the ones we lost” is the movement the company is based on, remembering those we lost and representing for them “til the end” sparked community interest in support of the brand. Aside from the average start up brands these days with the same watered down hustle inspiration.

TTE stands out from the rest with their top quality pieces featuring new drops almost every month most recently tracksuits to custom windbreakers and everything in between. They have a wide selection of unisex garments and even a kids line supposedly dropping this month.

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Similar to the legendary FUBU start up, TTE targeted the hip hop industry which got them a shout out from New York’s own “Jadakiss” and have been doing collaborations with rap artists such as the successful rap veteran “TOP NINJA” who is also a New York original. Currently, Til The End will be sponsoring in support of upcoming artist “Hudson Redwater” with music by DJ Drewski at S.O.B address 204 Varick Street this Wednesday 2/16 in New York City.

Doors open @7:30 p.m.

Below are the contact details and social media pages from where you can connect to this New York based brand.

Official website: https://tiltheendclothing.com/

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Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/tiltheendclothing/

 

 

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