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Glamour of recycling hits the catwalk

Starring alongside Naomi Campbell and Paul Smith on the main stage of this year's London Fashion Week was an outfit made from recycled materials.

Photo: Dimitris Theocharis


Two brothers, both top designers with Knightsbridge boutiques, combined for the first time to create the dress and shoes.
Jacques and Joseph Azagury designed the TrashFash outfit as part of the Recycle for London campaign. It was displayed on the main stand at the prestigious fashion event on Wednesday February 16.
"While I've been giving my offcuts to fashion colleges for years, there is so much more we fashion designers could be doing," said Jacques.
"It's amazing what can be found in London's flea markets and charity shops and with a bit of imagination there's so much you can create.
"TrashFash is there to inspire people to look beyond the shop windows and think what they could do with clothes and accessories they might otherwise throw away."
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said: "The Azagury brothers represent the very best in design and I am pleased that they have chosen to support the Recycle for London campaign.
"I hope that these designs will make us stop and think again about what happens to our rubbish and to think about how we can recycle more.
"Recycling services across the boroughs have really improved and there is now a whole range of items that can be recycled, not just paper and glass."
The Evening Standard sponsored London Fashion Week.

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