convertible fashion

Parsons Student Designed Fashion Line to Help Syrian Refugees

CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES “This collection is an ode to these people: everyone who can no longer return home due to war and violence,” Luna said. “To those who are on…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a Pair of 3-in-1 Vegan Boots by Bhava (Worth $299!)

If you’ve just spent hours oohing and ahhing over Bhava’s 3-in-1 “Editor” boot but don’t have two dimes to rub together, you’re in luck. We’re…

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Bhava's Vegan Convertible Boot is Three Shoes in One

TRANSFORMER BOOTS “The two-piece boot concept has been around for a while, but I hadn’t seen it executed in a way that I would actually wear,” Pineda told Ecouterre.…

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10 Wearable Habitats to Shelter You From the Apocalypse

SHELTER ME In 2009, a trio of Philadelphia student designers showed off the perfect apparel for our uncertain times. Asked to fabricate solutions for a hypothetical post-disaster…

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"Walking Shelter" is a Full-Size Tent You Can Store in a Pair of Sneakers

Talk about packing light. “Walking Shelter” is a one-person shelter that tucks away into a pair of sneakers. The brainchild of Sibling, a design collective based in…

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AGU's Ladies' Jacket Transforms Into a Rain Poncho Even While Cycling

The convertible SEQ Urban Coat by AGU fits both fashion and function, transforming into a rain poncho perfect for biking. With the belief that bicyclists should not have to buy a…

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Agilite's Rescue Harness Lets You Carry an Injured Friend Like a Backpack

The military may live by the expression “no man left behind,” but extracting injured troops from war zones is often easier said than done. An Israeli-U.S. company known as…

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"Emergency Bra" Doubles as a Gas Mask When Disaster Strikes

Double Ds that double as gas masks? It may sound like a joke, but Elena Bodnar’s “Emergency Bra” is no laughing matter, especially if you find yourself in a situation…

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Little Black Dress That Works as a Cellphone Turns You into the Gadget

Leave it to the technical impresarios at CuteCircuit to create a dress that doubles as a soft-circuitry cellphone. (Maxwell Smart’s clunker of a shoe-phone this isn’t.) The…

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Stephanie Simek's Transforming "Hoodie Bag" is a Hood, Shirt, Bag in One

Consider Stephanie Simek’s Hoodie bag the very definition of a triple threat. The malleable, multipurpose garment is as adaptable as you need it to be, transforming from a bag to…

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Hunting Jacket Transforms into Mounted Ram's Head "Trophy"

You’ve heard of the hunter becoming the hunted, but what about a hunting jacket that transforms into a hunting trophy? That’s the whole idea behind designer Rohan…

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"Self-Couture" is a Bedspread You Can Transform into Custom Garments

Wethinks designer Diane Steverlynck is taking the term “bedclothes” a mite too literally, but no matter. Her “Self-Couture” bedspread is a simple yet genius feat…

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7 Amazing T-Shirt Transformations From Project White T-Shirt

Whether it costs $5 or $95, there are few things as democratizing as the classic white T-shirt. Triple-Major Studio rallied together 31 designers from 13 countries to reexamine the…

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Sustainable Fashion Takes to the Runway at UN Climate Talks

While delegates from 192 countries convened in Copenhagen to hammer out a new climate-change treaty, the fashion industry had a group huddle of its own about the state of the planet on…

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Dutch Designers' Modular "Fragmented Textiles" are Like Lego for Fashion

Here’s another eco-fashion innovation that is both puzzling and promising: “Fragmented” clothing that features customizable snap-on pieces, requires no sewing, and…

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Hayley Starr's "Fancy": One Dress, Over a Hundred Ways to Wear It

Recession, schmecession: Why settle for one dress when you can get a hundred? With Hayley Starr’s new Fancy dress, which drapes, twists, and cinches in myriad ways to produce more…

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Wearable Shelter: Eco-Chic Streetwear Transforms into Protective Emergency Gear

Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino When it comes to multifunctional clothing, a trio of Philadelphia student designers have the competition beat. Their conceptual “Wearable…

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