Slow fashion design, with an emphasis on up cycle, re-purpose, and re-constructed design methodologies.
D’Arcy Couture is a Slow Fashion design boutique that supports up cycle and re-purpose design methodologies. Her home-based studio is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she sells her up cycled clothing year round at local street festivals. She also exhibits in local galleries and museums.
Darcy's collection is largely designed from materials that have been discarded. Her belts are re-made from fabric and leather samples that are discarded seasonally. She upcycles purses from worn out leather jackets or fabric scraps. Dresses, skirts, and pants have been re-purposed from discarded t-shirts. In addition, Darcy will take an unloved jacket and re-make an entire outfit around it, creating a fresh new ensemble. Darcy also uses zero waste design practices when the desired choice of fabric is purchased new, or from a bolt end.
Consider your own closet a goldmine for new ideas. Up cycle and re-make old tired clothing into new artistic ensembles! Or hire D’Arcy Couture for your fashion re-make over.
This is silk chiffon, a fabric that is so light and airy, it can have a life of its own. We designed an outfit for the fabric that would speak to both it's lovely repeat pattern, and its lightweight attribute; a cape over a skirt with a train. We gave allure to the outfit by coupling it with a Dark Garden (San Francisco boutique) Corset. We then gave life to the ensemble by showcasing it on Model Sareeta Panda, a petite, brown eyed beauty. Then we then captured our efforts with Vividshot Photography, using a black wrought iron spiral staircase and the wind, to help us create some breathtaking shots.