Garage Sale Trail Blazers

In 2018, I had the opportunity to collaborate with artist Julie Paterson and organization Garage Sale Trail to highlight the importance of reuse and eliminating waste in the clothing industry. In the end, we upcycled thirteen blazers for the campaign, a few of which are featured below.

Sergeant Plum

Sergeant Plum was created with one already-lovely plum coloured op shop blazer, the trim from an Indian dupatta, and bits and pieces from Reverse Garbage in Sydney and my own collection.

Her brush with fame was meeting War on Waste’s Craig Reucassel.

Jean Jeanie

Jean Jeanie was created from a stretch denim blazer, a stack of jeans, and a couple of vintage buttons.

Once completed, she was whisked away to live with Vogue Australia Sustainability Editor Clare Press.

God Save the Queen

God Save the Queen began her life as a Chanel-esque coral pink blazer and a pile of findings – zippers, studs, safety pins, chains, and paint.

After achieving her punk dreams, she became quite popular with a variety of people, from Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Miller to Co-ordinator of Fashion Revolution Australia Melinda Tually.

Pearly King

Pearly King began it’s life as an uninspired grey blazer and a big cup of buttons from Reverse Garbage.

After Pearly King arrived at the Garage Sale Trail offices, co-founder Andrew Valder immediately and expertly modelled it.

Birth of Maximalism

Solo exhibition at Platform Gallery in Katoomba, NSW, January 2018


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