With the likes of fashion superstars Christopher Kane and Isabel Marant fantastically displayed on the rails at Matches, it would be any aspiring fashion designer's dream for their pieces to sit alongside them. Well that dream could well become a reality since Matches has teamed up with none other than Vogue Magazine in search of just that!
The ‘Design a Dress Competition’ is calling for participants to create a dress out of recycled paper, whether it be a newspaper, notepaper, wrapping paper, chip shop paper. Ok, I made that last one up, but you get the idea.
|A Little Inspiration- Recycled Newspaper Dress by Gary Harvey|
Once you’ve created your recycled wonder, simply submit a picture of it on the British Vogue Facebook Page. You’ll need to call in a few favours from your friends too, as the 10 most voted for (i.e the one with the most facebook likes) between December 1 and 7 will then make it onto Vogue’s shortlist which will be showcased on Vogue.com during Online Fashion Week from December 5th to the 9th.
Once they’ve been announced, an expert judging panel, including Livia Firth, Ruth Chapman and the team from MATCHES.COM, VOGUE.COM Editor Dolly Jones and sustainable fashion consultant Jocelyn Whipple, will choose their favourite. That lucky winner will then see their dress manufactured and sold alongside Matches’ own label Freda during S/S12.
So next time you see the Metro man on your daily commute, take one from him. Or better yet, take his whole pile! I guarantee you he will be more than happy to help.
Sarah Potter- Editor