The Refashioners 2017 – Toya

In a slight change to the publicised line up, (due to unforseen circumstances Ute has had to reluctantly step down through no fault of her own)  instead I have a little unexpected inspo courtesy of Toya. (Thanks for stepping into the breach lady!) This is one of the first entries into the community challenge element of the series and I was absolutely blown away by the ingenuity and quality of this make and I think you will be too!The Refashioners 2017 - Toya


As if this moto jacket (with purple velvet lapels people!) and pencil skirt combo weren’t cool enough…The Refashioners 2017 - Toya


Then there’s this too!!The Refashioners 2017 - Toya


Squeezing all of this out of one suit and all the limitation inherent in that is nothing short of brilliant. And what’s more they are all supremely wearable pieces together or in combination with other garments. So it’s win win all the way.The Refashioners 2017 - Toya


For more details and a peek at the “guts” of these creations head over to Toya’s  blog. 

Stay tuned. We still have more refashioning inspiration coming your way courtesy of a phenomenal line up of stitchers.

If you fancy getting your refashion on, but are in two minds about whether to enter this year’s community challenge;

The Refashioners 2016 - Huge Prize Package

….If you haven’t familiarised yourself with what the actual challenge is yet, essentially we want you to refashion an old, unworn or unloved suit! Simple as that! What counts as a suit you say? Definition here!

The Refashioners 2017 - Prize Package

Man’s suit. Ladies suit. Doesn’t matter.  Interpret how you see fit. If you’re breathing new life into a suit that would otherwise go unworn or be thrown away, THAT’S what counts.

BUT, if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prize packages you’ll need to SHARE that refashion with us in one of the following ways:

  • On Instagram: Share a pic using the hashtags #therefashioners2017  and #suitsyou
  • On Facebook: There is a community board here where you can post your makes (You will need to request an invite to join)

Only entries shared via the above 2 methods will be entered into the competition. Closing date for entries is 31st October 2017 Midnight GMT.

Good luck!!! Get refashioning.

Oh and by the way…The Refashioners is going on the road this November!! If you fancy attending our very first “in person” workshop in London on 4th November….full deets here!!


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1 Comment

  1. Julie TD September 21, 2017

    I’m so enjoying this series thank you Portia, it is fabulous and so inspiring.


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