Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Power of Transformation: XZ of Eko-Lab Does The Project Runway Remake Challenge

You might recall this uber-chic dress created by Xing-Zhen Chung Hilyard of Eko-Lab at The GreenShows' opening night celebration. Crafted from a thrift shop shirt rescued from the depths of a Bushwick clothing bin, it is a great testament to the power of transformation and creative-couture resourcefulness.

You can now vote for XZ's fashion upcycling project on Project Runway's Remake Challenge featured on the popular sewing site, BurdaStyle. Winning this project will allow XZ and her partner, Melissa Kirgan of Eko-Lab, to acquire an industrial iron and steamer for their eco-conscious design lab on the Lower East Side in NYC. 

Vote via this link and share the spirit of yesterday's cast-offs becoming tomorrow's eco-style essentials.

* all images courtesy of Abigail Doan and Xing-Zhen Chung Hilyard of Eko-Lab

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