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Eco Fashion Week: Shefelt

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 18, 2011 1:06 pm

Hriseh (shefelt) has a history and love of art, design, sculpture, and textiles. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that when the shefelt show debuted at Eco Fashion Week, the collection fell somewhere in between the categories of fashion and art.

The Vancouver designer uses raw organic wool, vintage fabric, recycled wedding gowns, re-used silk, and environmentally friendly dyes to create stunning pieces that are as unique as the materials themselves.

Each piece was intricate, detailed, and raw. The entire collection focused on texture, and used a range of fabrics from thick wool to sheer chiffon. The model’s hairstyles also experimented with texture, and featured braids, slicked-back updos, and buns.

In many cases, each garment only featured one or two shades of a neutral colour, combined with a soft white or cream. In each piece, the different textures and shades bled into each other, with no obvious start or end.

Whether you take the word “felt” in shefelt to refer to an emotion or a raw material, both were equal parts of a collection that developed into an influential show.

Images courtesy of Peter Jensen. www.peterjensenphotography.com.


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