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RELOVED Winners - Kai Keir

Kai's design is a multi-functional dress that can be worn multiple ways it comes with an additional accessorised bra which compliments the silhouette of the design. She got her inspiration from fashion designer, Chakkierrah Stinson also known as Instagram blogger ‘Badgalkierrah’  which upcycles sportswear garments. Brands such as Nike and Adidas are customised into new wearable designs.

Plus size women in particular was the focus when designing these garments. Sometime can be challenging to find stylish sustainable garments. Reason why she wanted to her own design specially catered for a plus woman who desires a sustainable trendy look. This multi-functional dress can be worn multiple ways and styled to client's taste.

Materials used:

  • Sports hoodie.
  • Adidas sports tracksuit.
  • Blue strappy bra. 

Upcycling process:

  1. Initially, Kai aimed to create an evening dress out of a sports hoodie and jogging bottoms but once constructed, she started to see that this dress can be worn and styled in many ways. This dress is not necessarily an evening dress but a reflection of how creativity can be expressed in many ways and worn with confidence. The use of added frills, pleats and gathering strongly reflects and supports this statement.