Prince Charles has been into environmentally conscious fashion since well before we all realised that the planet was burning down and all decided to cut down on plastic straws. His latest step into sustainable fashion is a bit of a left turn though, he’s giving up all his garden clippings in the name of punk clothes.
Yep, Prince Charles has collaborated with Vin+Omi, a British fashion brand inspired by punk, well known for making sure that all their designs are sustainable. His part of the deal is donating hydrangeas, nettles, willow, ash, wood chippings and horse hair clippings from the stables to the designer duo, who will then work their magic to turn them into the designs we see at London Fashion Week.
“He is very aware of the materials and it’s quite humbling – people call us pioneers of sustainability, and then you meet someone like Prince Charles and he knows so much,” said Omi, speaking about the collab.
“Sometimes I can’t believe I’m talking to the future King of England – even to be having conversations around sustainability is bizarre because you would think that someone so privileged wouldn’t be interested, but he is very learned.”
If your first thought is along the lines of mine, and are wondering why anyone who calls themselves a punk would want anything to do with authority or the Royals (seriously, isn’t that the whole point of punk?), then fear not. Turns out not wanting the planet to burn is a topic that can bridge all sorts of gaps.
“Our whole brand ethos is against everything that comes with establishment, but it’s amazing that something as simple as the environment can link different people together,” said Omi.
So brush up on your fashion knowledge and grab your nearest bag of garden clippings, cause it looks like the future of fashion is made of wood chips.
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