2.21.19 / London / England

More or Less Magazine Debuts an Upcycled Designer Collaboration

Erdem, Dilara Findikoglu, Vivienne Westwood, and more show the beauty that can come out of wasted fabric

Less than a year after Jaime Perlman’s sustainable-focused bi-annual fashion magazine More or Less has launched, the brand is showing bold ambitions for its platform. The former British Vogue creative director made a splash when More or Less first launched with Kate Moss gracing the cover, but this time the magazine has our attention for another reason. For Issue 2, More or Less did a special collaboration with 11 British designers, who were all asked to create a sustainable couture piece using leftover materials from their previous collections. The one-of-a-kind pieces showcase fashions increasing interest in reducing waste, with designers including Vivienne Westwood and Simone Rocha all creating something beautiful out of fabrics that would be otherwise discarded.

The pieces will be on display at Matches Fashion’s 5 Carlos Place space through March 2nd, but fashion photographer Chloe Le Drezen also shot the garments for a striking editorial featured in Issue 2. In the issue More or Less continues its theme of bringing sustainability to a broader fashion dialogue—cover star Amber Valletta discusses her desire to see environmentalism in fashion, sporting up cycled clothing for the shoot. The running theme of the issue is reusing clothing, with a feature on Rottingdean Bazaar’s graduate show, which used rental costumes, a look inside Mark Lebon’s closet in which he insists on holding on to pieces rather than refreshing your wardrobe seasonally, and a feature on the used-clothing platform Depop. The designer collaboration and exhibit at Matches solidifies the ambitions of the magazine along with Perlman’s ability to get big name designers involved in this conversation. While More or Less’ core theme has always been sustainability, Issue 2 reflects Perlman’s commitment to shining a light on these overlooked pockets of fashion and capturing a new outlook within the community.

See more from ‘The Leftovers’ editorial in More or Less

Phoebe English, by Chloe Le Drezen

Louise Gray by Chloe Le Drezen

Dilara Findikoglu by Chloe Le Drezen

Richard Quinn by Chloe Le Drezen

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