Canadian Fashion Designer Stevie Crowne, 22, designs his collections recycling top quality vintage and thrift styles. Deemed an Eco-Friendly label creating 2+ collections per year since 2011, he upcycles his findings into newer and more edgy-contemporary fashion garments. In this process, he breathes new air into vintage clothing by refurbishing the original idea into a new piece.
Beginning the process with each piece typically starts off by basic pattern grading to suit in trend styles and 2015/2016 silhouettes. Further in the process each garment goes through a complete 180° transformation using methods such as fabric dying, hardware embellishment, hemming, fabric-detailing, patchwork, embossing, other alterations, as well as collaborating with visual artists to produce limited edition prints and one-off bespoke creations.
He most recently showcased his Ride Or Die Collection at Fashion Art Toronto in April, was a contenstant for the Mont Pellier Thread X Thread Challenge in May, as well as a semi finalist for the Design Forward competition in May 2017. His second SS17 collection: UTOPIA was shown at The Wiggle, at Nuit Rose at the 519 park on Church Street in Toronto.