our new handbag - chic and green
The garage, the grocery story, the pharmacy, the hardware
store, your grandparents' attic - these might not be the
first places you think of when you need new fashion
accessories. But these are some of the places where young
designers form the Cracow
School of Art and Fashion Design
have found materials to
create their unique handbags.
The final results are playful and original but also
elegant, smart and attractive. All were crafted from things
such as vinyl records, cans, and soup boxes. These old
objects which seem useless and whose only destination is a
trash bin have been transformed into stylish pieces. The
designed handbags are not only an excellent demonstration of
students' creativity but they also show their concern for
the environment and interest in recycling. With the designs
students demonstrated that nothing is too useless to be
transformed into high fashion and that we don't need to pay
big money to have accessories that are original and stand
out in a crowd.
was part of a workshop in which students
took part to learn how to re-purpose used objects and
materials, and how to create new patterns from old photos,
plastic bags, newspapers and to make new shapes inspired by
what they have found. The design of the handbags showcased
the imaginative talent of the students. Who would have
thought, after all, that a metal screw could be the
inspiration for a futuristic industrial look, or plastic
tape for a more avant-garde look, or black and while plastic
bags for a romantic style? The workshops focused students'
natural talent and bolstered their confidence, while
encouraging them to take more creative risks.
After the workshops the next step was to show the
handbags to the public. Together with the National Museum,
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design, has presented a
combined Runway Show/ Art Exhibition in one of the museum's
halls, gathering numerous audience.