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Zara: Shape the invisible

Zara: Shape the invisible

ZARA is on a roll and we are impatiently waiting for other big retailers to venture down this avenue and open doors to the future of recycling & up cycling.

I've always wondered what happens to past range garments that are not sold-are they donated to charity? Boxed & stored in warehouses? I must admit-i've always turned a blind eye to this, but at the back of my mind it has always bothered me.

Shape the invisible collaboration was neither advertised on social media nor published in their newsletter, therefore, only if you visit their online site frequently (guilty), you would've come across it.

'Shape The Invisible is a collaboration between Zara  
and new talents emerging from some of the most important design schools.

The Royal Academy of Antwerp, Parsons School in New York,  
EnsAD in Paris and Kingston University in London are all participating in this project.

With recycling as the initial idea, Zara gave  
the schools clothing from previous seasons,  
with which the students then created new garments  
adding their own design and vision.'

-60 students      -60 designs      -3 months of work


You can view all 60 designs up close on Zara.com. Below are our favourite pieces from the collaboration:


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