Kicking off the GreenShows on Sunday was Gary Harvey, British designer and couture-upcycler extraordinaire. Each of Harvey's of 22 showstopping gowns was expertly constructed from repurposed goods, with a focus on iconic vintage garments and materials, including Levi's 501s, '70s floral print maxi dresses, logo tees, and the pages of the Financial Times, to name a few. Inspired by "refined elegance, drama, and proportion," Harvey makes a statement about secondhand clothing by re-contextualizing classic garments into new dramatic silhouettes.
A true artist, designer Gary Harvey brings humor and wit to his upcycled couture gowns, constructed from dumpster-bound materials such as copies of the Financial Times, old baseball jackets, and empty skincare packaging. Although more theatrical than practical, Harvey’s innovative, show-stopping numbers sear themselves into your memory. Truly, an unforgettable way to kick off New York Fashion Week at the GreenShows.