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.
Fall is the season to add a little complexity to your daily attire. As the weather and colors turn, let your wardrobe follow suit. Have plenty of coordinated
'layers' to pick from. Fall is the season to pair an unlikely color with two compatible ones, such as a plum hoodie over a rust top paired with olive jeans.
I recommend hanging all your 'fall' clothes together, so the temperature of the day and style of a particular 'activity' can orchestrate what a particular ensemble
should look like. Make sure to include your hats and scarves, as these are essential fall accessories! And can 'make' or 'break' an outfit.
Another wardrobe tool I use are the hangers designed for multiple pairs of pants. Instead of a different pair of pants on each arm, I will use those hanger arms for all my clothing that is suitable for a range of weather in a particular colorway. This way, I don't have to go looking in drawers or through closets for any particular item, they are all grouped together.