SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Olivia Hegarty for TRAIDremade

In tandem with a Percival collaboration, Traid invited me to design and produce a capsule collection of womenswear pieces using their fabrics.  All garments were manufactured locally in the UK using high quality materials that would have been wasted, had they not been donated to Traid.  The collection featured an oversized double-breasted coat in various heavy wools, a long tailored…

PERCIVAL for TRAIDremade

As a project for Autumn Winter 2014, Percival collaborated with the clothing charity Traid to make a special line of products in support of their work.  The mini-collection includes the Percival pea coat cut from meltons and camel cashmere, a selection of check shirts in soft brushed cotton, some outershirts in block colours and checks, slim-cut trousers in our unique fit and fine…

TO SEE THE NEED TO SEE

Lime wood 26cm x 9.5cm x 13cm; cotton lashing The ultimate sustainable approach to design is to prioritise the potential longevity of the designed item and consider its later maintenance as a key part of its essence.  The features of this object are reminiscent of those found on a wooden boat. This draws attention to the effort and passion with…

CRY OUT – Theo Adams

CRY OUT the new theatrical production from the Theo Adams Company premiered in Tokyo November 30th 2009.  Costumes by Olivia Hegarty and Pipa Greenbank. all photos c/o www.theoadams.net

CLOTHES SWAP IN DUBLIN

As part of the Fashion Evolution week of events in Dublin, I’m running a clothes swap to collect stuffing for the second mounting of Infinite Context there. Come down on May 2nd to The South William with as much of your old clothes as you can carry and swap with others – find some gems. FREE IN //// BOYS AND…

TENT CLOAK

Re-Dress are an organisation based in Dublin set up by three vibrant ladies Rosie O’Reilly, Kellie Dalton and Kate Nolan for the promotion of sustainable fashion and textiles in Ireland. I participated in a project for their stand in the Green Area of Electric Picnic 08.  The brief was to ‘upcycle’ a tent into a garment.  I used an old…