Now in its 6th year, Discarded to Divine has grown to be a major San Francisco fashion event. Looking at the reclaimed fashion creations of Discarded to Divine 2012 at Gensler earlier this month, I am certain that this year’s talents don’t disappoint. Just look at Dawn Castel’s creation (pictured left) for a taste of what this year’s talents bring out.
It goes without saying that I admire the concept of making one-of-a-kind fashion item from discarded materials from St. Vincent de Paul Society and recycled materials. It’s the ultimate DIY!
And the fact that it showcases both more successful local designers as well as emerging / student designers really bring forth the unique fashion talents in the San Francisco Bay Area. Looking at these creations up close at Gensler, I can’t help but feeling really happy and more inspired to do more DIY projects :)