Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery

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A&C Black, Jul 30, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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This book records the rise and rise of Junky Styling, the fashion label and at the same time shows readers how to recycle their own good quality second-hand clothing, deconstructing, re-cutting and completely transforming it into a new product that belies the former identity of the raw material. Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery is a beautifully designed and illustrated publication, designed to show fashion students, hobby-sewers, textiles fanatics and anyone with an interest in ecological and recycling issues how to reconstruct stylish, individual clothing from things they no longer wear, and how two women with a passion for fabrics and a flair for stylish design built a thriving and successful business doing just that. This book will inspire everyone who reads it to look at their discarded clothes with fresh eyes and a resourceful frame of mind.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
ten years of blood sweat and tears
13
Junky catwalks and events
25
Junky at large
55
Ethos store and buying trends
77
How to design construct
80
Finding raw materials
86
Junky essentials
97
The suit jacket
99
Trousers
112
Shirts
126
Fabric identification
143
Wardrobe surgery
152
Conclusion
157
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Anni Sanders and Kerry Seager are best friends, and co-directors of the

successful fashion label Junky Styling, which was officially launched

in 1997. They began buying old men's suits from secondhand shops and

reconstructing them into experimental creations to wear out clubbing in

London in the early 1990s - these attracted so much interest that they

opened a stall in Kensington Market, and then a studio and retail shop

in East London. High-profile Junky Styling clients include Kate Moss,

Sadie Frost, Sienna Miller, Gwen Stefani and Russell Brand. Junky

Styling featured in the most recent London and Paris Fashion Weeks.

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