Sustainable Luxury

1st September 2011

Fashion designer Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse is re defining our notions of sustainable luxury with her latest capsule collection.

Borne out of a collaborative project with Incrops the materials and designs blend modern techniques such as laser cutting with natural sustainable fabrics such as unbleached cotton.

Taking inspiration from iconic luxury materials such as snake skin, Stefanie has used discarded pieces of plywood and is cutting out shapes as efficiently as possible and is applying them to fabric playing on the idea of bio mimcry or 'bio mimicking'.

Both sustainable and durable as well as being beautiful her fabrics retain nature by mimicking its attributes but without depleting key resources. By simulating nature, a balance with nature and luxury remain with a level of harmony.

Stefanie will be showcasing her collection in a digital catwalk during London Fashion week at Vauxhall Fashion Scout as part of Kingston Universities Fashion Lab on friday 16th September.


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