PLASTIC IS FOREVER
The plastic detritus that litters the world’s beaches is anything but lovely, but designer Barbara de Vries has managed to transform an environmental scourge into something worth coveting. Teaming up with Loomstate at Art Basel Miami this past week, de Vries hand-sewed a multitude of organic-cotton T-shirts with the polluting fragments. Clad in the patina of age and polished by nature, the plastic takes on a haunting beauty of its own. The Loomstate x Plastic is Forever shirts will be available for sale online and at Barneys New York in spring.