WasteFest at Melbourne Fashion Week
Reinforces That Upcycling Is The New Normal
BETA By STH BNK pioneers the reimagination of a radically sustainable future, where the definition of fashion and retail experience is explored to its limits. In participation with Melbourne Fashion Week’s Independent Program, Beulah is partnering with fashion savant Kit Willow and ‘Artclub’ by Heidi Middleton to present BETA’s Future From Waste Lab event, ‘Wastefest.’
The five day event running from October 10th-15th will showcase four emerging designers: Amber Kennedy, Lilli McKenzie, Paulina Zamorano and Carol Yang, who will occupy the Future From Waste Lab, an experimental retail and design space. The Project Runway-style event will see the designers tasked with creating a head-to-toe outfit within the time limitations of one week. The dynamic foursome will be challenged to utilise and reinterpret post-consumer textiles and waste into brand new garments in a retail context.