Hippie Ethics



The idea for doing this hippie outfit for Natja K. Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Collection was having a piece of artificial fur, but first of all, photoshoot location. I got an idea very quickly, when I planned how to shoot two different photoshoots on same day.

This was easy and quick outfit to do compared to winter coat on last collection post. I did harem trousers with pockets of recycled dress by Gudrun Sjödén and from a tricot shirt, what I had done years ago by myself. It was another from two similar Nanso tricot shirts, what I reused this year. That Nanso’s tricot has special quality, the black color doesn’t fade even if it has been washed many hundred times. The shirt of the outfit has been done from recycled H&M top, recycled T-shirt, glossy coated tricot remnants, recycled stretch satin, recycled buttons and little piece of new stretch lace. It is a shame, that the back of the shirt and small details of the front of the shirt doesn’t show in the post.

The vest has been done of recycled corduroy dress and artificial fur remnants. Original pockets of the dress are still in use in vest, but now they are higher. I hasn’t visited in Finnish National Museum for 15 years, so it wasn’t exactly sure how the things will go inside the museum, but Hanna did excellent transformation to a hippie in museum.


Fabrics of the Vest

Bodice: Recycled corduroy, 100% cotton. From UFF
Fur: Artificial fur, 100% polyester. From Halpala (that company doesn’t exist anymore).

Fabrics of the Shirt

Bodice: Recycled H&M top, 100% cotton, mesh part: 100% polyester.
Addiotional fabrics: Recycled T-shirt, 100% cotton from Fida Lähetystori, glossy tricot remnant, 100% polyester from Eurokangas, recycled polyester satin, 98% polyester, 2% elastane, originally from Eurokangas.
Addiotional materials: Recycled heart shape buttons, stretch lace from Eurokangas

Fabrics of the Harem Trousers

Fabric with pattern: Recycled dress, 98% cotton, 2% metallic threads. Originally from Gudrun Sjödén.
Black tricot: Recycled, 49% cotton, 49% modal, 2% elastane. Originally from Nanso.
Lining of the pockets: Recycled, 100% viscose.


Hippie Jewelry

In this outfit I concentrated even more to making jewelry than clothes, because the outfit needed colours. I did a necklace from recycled wine bottle decoration and small jingle bells. Big sequins were very randomly on wine bottle decoration and I made them to be symmetrically. Then I added little jingle bells, what I bought couple years ago from Tiimari. Unfortunaly I hadn’t red string for make decoration to be a necklace, so it is silver and also recycled.

For a head jewelry I painted some different colored feathers with acrylic gold paint and added them to a recycled silvery string. Also feathers were bought from Tiimari couple years ago. Again all materials used for jewelry were already in my stock. I have bought some stuff for this kind of design need, when I have seen materials somewhere nearly free. This all has started, because I have recycled and saved materials for reuse, but often something more is needed.