ECO Fashion Week S/S 2013 – 68 Pound Challenge by Kim Cathers With Recycled Material & Thrift Fabric for a Sustainable Design
As one of the featured designers of the Vancouver ECO Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 (SS2013) or Season 5 (EFW05), Kim Cathers’s 68 Pound Challenge is certainly unique. The collection is so named because the garments were made entirely from 68 pounds of recycled, thrift clothing and fabric.
After completing a fashion design program at the Blanche Macdonald Centre, Kim choose to work mostly with recycled or natural material for her sustainable women’s wear and accessories which she called her kdon clothing line. She also made leather goods and restyling vintage clothes and enjoyed traveling to music festivals and farmers markets to sell her ware as well.
The soundtrack used for her catwalk runway show at the ECO Fashion Week SS2013 was overwhelmingly country music e.g. Jolene by Dolly Parton, Circle Be Unbroken by John & June Carter Cash, On The Road Again by Willie Nelson, Tennessee Flat-top Box by Roseanne cash among others.
Her fashion designs had drawn praise from around the country and were featured in Project Runway Canada season 2.
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