Katty Xiomara Creates Recycled Pieces For 2020 And Announces Bet On ‘ecodesign’ ♦ The creation of multifunctional pieces and the reformulation of old clothes were the formulas that the designer Katty Xiomara introduced in the collection presented on Wednesday night in Porto, announcing the bet on the ecodesign. The trend towards more environmentally friendly collections with timeless garments is the plan for the future of the designer collections that ended Wednesday night the first day of Portugal Fashion with a parade/performance in a former workshop transformed into the hotel, Tipografia do Conto. (Read all about it here) Secrets From Portugal brings you all about this amazing trend that came out of the runaways, but is here to stay, since Ecodesign and sustainability are one of the greatest trends if 2020.
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Making fewer pieces that are multifunctional and dressable in different ways without the need for big gimmicks “is the path Katty Xiomara wants to go, assuming that everyone, not just fashion designers, has a lot of” junk in the cupboards”. The idea of the new collection was to “bring these pieces to life” with “more careful choice of materials.
“We have polyesters, but recycled (…), we used some organic cotton, but not in its entirety, which we ended up balancing with normal cotton because, in fact, organic cotton is not as sustainable as it seems. We have some silks, but in equilibrium, “Katty Xiomara described, assuming that she wanted above all to try to convey an awareness that it is not necessary to buy much to be able to dress better.”
Katty Xiomara also presented her first book, titled “Reflexes – A Guide to Good InVestir” which aims to be a tool for people to realize that “it is not necessary to have a lot of clothes to wear well in everyday life and continue to be clean and care, “the designer said, recalling that in the past the woman had one or two more elegant outfits to go to Sunday Mass or to go to the doctor and then had two suits to go to the office.
Katty Xiomara assumes that both “ecodesign” and “sustainability” are “hard to come by”, but notes that she is trying, creating, for example, “pieces that are blocks of colour and have a single raw material”.
Sustainability in the fashion market is thought of as an idea linked to the environment, that is, as a way of rethinking the production methods applied in this industry.