Haute couture is the arena in fashion where designers can get as creative and crazy as they want. It’s here that many times, the most distinguished names in the industry played with different and unorthodox materials to make into some of the most beautiful and expensive pieces in the world. Ronald van der Kemp is one such designer, whose Spring 2019 Haute Couture collection was an array of exquisite looks made out of sustainable and recycled fabrications. This, however, shouldn’t take away from the fact that the clothes looked and felt expensive, keeping to mind the tradition of hand-stitching every seam and embellishment to result to such perfections. Take his beautiful floral dresses for example, which looked fitting for an elegant cocktail party, but are actually made out of leftover lampshade gauzes. Or the stunning bridal look that closed the show, in which the cape used to be an embroidered shower curtain. These clothes are likely to be sold for thousands of bucks, but the sustainable practice behind each piece, as well as the amount of work that went into creating them, makes them a lot more valuable!
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