Happy February vintage lovers! It’s been a busy few months at Kilo HQ – and the eagled-eyed social media followers amongst you will know why.
At the end of 2015 we ran an exclusive competition with fashion students all over the country to design a new garment from upcycled kilo items, designed to raise awareness of how shopping independent and getting creative can save you a fortune on high street trends.
We were blown away by the effort put into our entries, with designs varying from the conservative-smart to the wacky-colourful. With £200 of sponsorship money and a year’s free entry to the kilo sale up for grabs, we shared the pictures on social media and had a big summit at kilo HQ to decide our winners. Drum roll please…
3rd Place: Auguste Greiciute, Edinburgh College of Arts
Auguste’s entry bagged third prize due to it’s elegant simplicity – this is a look anybody can nail with a needle & thread and a free afternoon.Turning our vibrant kilo blouse into a cute skirt, we think this would look ace with a bardot black top and some killer espadrilles. Congratulations Auguste!
2nd Place: Emilia Elizabeth Erland, Northumbria Uni
Turning a pink midi dress and silk scarf into this gorgeous jumpsuit, we were suitable impressed by the fashion-forward nature of Auguste’s entry. Depicting her finished product from all angles, we can imagine donning this Hareem number with plenty of bangles and some pretty sandals in time for festival season. Good work Emilia!
1st Place: James Reeves, Edinburgh College Of Arts
Our undisputed winner was Edinburgh’s James Reeves. It’s hard to believe that those trousers and matching-collared shirt were once a maxi dress – upcycling at it’s very best! With a strong finish and well-styled shoot, this ensemble is perfectly in keeping with the retro florals covering our catwalks. Having won both the prize money and a coveted position as our new upcycling expert, expect to see lots more of James’s work soon!
Feeling inspired? Check out our next few dates to bag yourself some great items to DIY!
6th Feb – Sheffield Kilo Sale
7th Feb – Glasgow Kilo Sale
13th Feb – Oxford Kilo Sale
14th Feb – Clapham South London Kilo Sale
21st Feb – Edinburgh Kilo Sale
27th Feb – Birmingham Kilo Sale
28th Feb – Newcastle Kilo Sale