Canadian Fashion Designer Stevie Crowne, 23, designs his collections recycling top quality vintage and thrift styles. Deemed an Eco-Friendly label creating 2+ collections per year since 2011, he upcycles his findings into newer and more edgy-contemporary fashion garments. In this process, he breathes new air into vintage clothing by refurbishing the original idea into a new piece.
The beginning process with each piece typically starts off by basic pattern grading to suit in trend styles and 2017/2018 silhouettes. Further in the process each garment goes through a complete 180° transformation using methods such as fabric dying, hardware embellishment, hemming, fabric-detailing, patchwork, embossing, other alterations, as well as collaborating with visual artists to produce limited edition prints and one-off bespoke creations.
He showcased his Spring Summer 2017 “Ride Or Die” Collection at Fashion Art Toronto on April 21st, competed for Canada’s Sustainable Designer Of The Year Award sponsored by Fashion Takes Action on May 27th, and debuted his followup Spring-Summer Collection named “UTOPIA” at The 519 on Church Street in Toronto, Ontario on June 16th, 2017 before he showcased an 18 look collection for Youth Day Toronto at Yonge Dundas Square on July 23rd.
Stevie most recently launched internationally thanks to the help of Perth Eco Fashion Week in November 2017, less than one week before showcasing a four look resort collection in Toronto on December 1st. Up next is a partnership with Mont Pellier who will be helping launch the “ALIEN-NATION” collection before April 2018 when SS18, “Underground Monarch” drops.
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