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Hanging on Paper People Clothing’s rack of Toronto Alternative Arts & Fashion Week samples is a pink-and-purple sundress that kicks designer Jennifer Fukushima’s take on reworked vintage up a whole lot of notches. Its body is cut from layers of lacy old curtains and appliquéd with delicate doily patches at its hem. A looped strand of bells hung from its waist is a whimsical finishing touch.
After its runway debut in April, it will join Fukushima’s new Fresh Collective stock made up of bamboo cotton camisoles inlaid with reclaimed shirting and light shawl-collared cardigans. Designers often evolve in triumphant bursts, and Paper People Clothing’s spring forward is a giant leap toward sustainable chic.