Sweden – Swedish fashion brand Rave Review has teamed up with Czech car manufacturer Škoda to unveil its latest collection incorporating upcycled car parts. Founders Josephine Bergqvist and Livia Schück drew inspiration from the great outdoors, using repurposed parts including car seats, seat belts and textiles to create the collection. The garments are also accompanied by upcycled vintage kilts and blankets, which emphasise the utilitarian motifs running throughout the collection.
A bomber jacket made from car seats is a key piece in the collection. It features a Škoda key made into a zipper, playing with elements of the great outdoors while remaining fashion forward. Rave Review intended to repurpose car parts into these unusual pieces to show the power of upcycling and demonstrate how high-quality materials can be obtained from unconventional places.
Upcycling allows the brand to breathe new life into old items, transforming them into something that can be worn and ‘brought back into the shape of something new and desirable,’ explains a Rave Review spokesperson. You can learn more about fashion and car collaborations in our microtrend, Repurposed Roadwear.
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