Re:ne(w) by René Garza For Magpies & Peacocks is founded on the concept that resource sustainability is the responsibility of every individual – being conscious of both our actions and their impact on our planet. The Re:ne(w) collection “Impermanent Flora” – an avant-garde rainforest collection made entirely from waste textiles and up-cycled clothing – reinforces the value of building a sustainable future for design; the importance of social responsibility, ethical sourcing and circular innovation; and the ramifications of post-consumer textiles in our landfills.
"As designers we have a responsibility to innovate, push boundaries and influence thought. I take that responsibility very seriously. The inspiration for Impermanent Flora was, of course, drawn from the sumptuous beauty, texture and opulence of our rainforests, but the underpinning message for me was their fragility. We have finite resources on our planet, and as its guardians it should not only be our duty, but our honor to protect and celebrate them." René Garza for Magpies & Peacocks
The Re:ne(w) collection is entirely up-cycled from post consumer textiles donated to Magpies & Peacocks, a non-profit design house (501c3) dedicated to the collection and sustainable reuse of fashion, textiles and accessories – their programs are designed to disrupt the cycle of waste in the garment industry. Each look in the Re:ne(w) collection has been constructed from bolt ends, waste fabric and donated clothing from local businesses, individuals, and even includes materials harvested from Super Bowl 51 during M&Ps work with the NFL Environmental Sustainability Department post game. Re:ne(w) was selected to show at London Fashion Week as part of a seven stop tour for Fashion for Conservation Elephantasia 2017 and were featured in British Vogue, and we return to London again this spring for our very own show for AW18! See PRESS RELEASE.
Rene Garza, is a New York based Artist that is in residency in Houston, TX were he was raised. Garza has spent over 15 years as a fashion and celebrity stylist traveling the world in a business ruled by visceral aesthetics. Garza's work has been published in international editions of Vogue, ELLE and Harper's Bazaar among others. His clients include Sofia Vergara, Alicia Keys, Naomi Campbell, John Legend and Jon Bon Jovi to name a few. As an artist in many mediums, Garza notes his inspiration usually comes from art, travel, minimalism, geometry, dark gothic and romanticism. Garza has exhibited Artwork at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, HMAAC in Houston, TX, and created " A Moment" public art installation wrapping an entire building's facade near downtown Houston.
Make up and hair Tisha Cruse-Hughes, model Mary Nell from Neal Hamil Agency, furniture provided by Feliz Interiors, shot at the Magpies & Peacocks warehouse.
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