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Kate Sylvester's Design Flair Extends To One-Off Upcycled Garments

The fashion doyenne marks her ongoing commitment to upcycling with special pieces to purchase and cherish forever

Now’s your chance to nab a one-of-a-kind Kate Sylvester garment, from the fashion designer’s first capsule of upcycled pieces.

The 8-12 new one-offs have been made by repurposing dead or flawed stock, sparing dormant jersey knits, silks, viscose, cottons and satins from going to waste.

WATCH: Behind the scenes of the KS Upcycle collection by Olivia Renouf

Fringed blouses have become evening bags, and yoryu fabric has been smocked for a billowy two-piece. “This project has been such a rewarding way to keep Kate Sylvester clothing in use for longer,” says Kate.

“It’s allowed us to think really creatively to give these garments a new lease of life.” The collection launches amid Fashion Revolution Week this week, to mark the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1138 workers manufacturing clothing for many of the biggest global fashion brands, with more pieces to come.

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