Slow Fashion, Featuring Ethical Fashion Design by D'Arcy Couture

Ethical fashion design, with an emphasis on up cycle, re-purpose, and re-make design methodologies.

D’Arcy Couture is an ethical 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 up cycles 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. 


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.

Winter Wear

Winter fashion can come in a variety of colors, but most winter wardrobes feature darker colors, which is contrary to fashion featured in other seasons.  Spring fashion features brighter primary colors; summer is usually softer pallets of the primary color wheel; and for fall, the warm golds, browns, and rich oranges dominate the retail racks.


Why then, does winter fashion not feature the main color of most winter landscapes, silver and white? The beauty of a winter landscape gets lost when upstaged by dark fashion.  Consider instead, especially if you would like to be more successful with your photo opportunities, dressing in colors that compliment and blend into the colors of a winter backdrop. 


In this way, not only will YOU stand out, but your outfit becomes a part of, and blends with the landscape behind you.  In my opinion, winter landscapes are the most dramatic of the season.  By using this season's background as a back drop for any photo, you are taking advantage of its natural beauty (and highlighting your own). 


In this photo, Rachael Boyd chose a silver gown topped with a black leather jacket to compliment the snow glistening trees behind her.