Thursday, November 21, 2013

Loving the Lorraine

Here at Paper People we're very careful with our use of materials when creating our fun, environmental, upcycled fashions.  Colour and texture choices are strategic.  Some of our looks take 4 or even 5 different vintage garments to create, so we've really got things down to a science.  The lovely Lorraine Cardigan is no exception.  

With the Lorraine, we decided to create a real statement piece.  Something bold, beautiful and not for the faint of heart.  For this sweater, we've taken 3 different patterned sweaters and matched them with a beautiful solid recycled wool fabric from Italy.  This way, each sweater is truly unique and special, just like the lovely ladies who shop with us!

Jessie pairs her beautiful, feminine, floral Lorraine with a delicate slip dress, lace tights and chunky platform ankle boots.  She plays with the ties, created a cinched in hourglass silhouette.  Very Courtney Love, very 90s.

Designer, Jenn continues the grunge theme.  She pairs her red striped Lorraine with a plaid flannel shirt she picked up at a clothing swap, jeans and her favourite Doc Marten boots.  She ties the belt in the back, allowing the sides to flow and hang open freely.

Liz creates an edgier look, pairing her green Lorraine with black pointy boots, faux leather leggings and a statement necklace created from upcycled zippers.  She plays with the ties, creating a funky asymmetric wrap look.

 Meaghan goes for an Almost Famous look with her fun retro shades, grey tights and loafers.  She does an origami like folding technique to neatly envelope herself.  She liked her Lorraine so much that she decided she had to take it home with her!

The Lorraine Cardigan is available at independent retailers across Canada:
Awear (Collingwood, ON) 
Ecoexistence (Toronto, ON)
Eleven : Eleven Boutique (Calgary, AB)
Fresh Collective (Toronto ON) 
Gaia (Thornbury, ON)
P’Lovers (Halifax, NS)
Still Eagle (Nelson, BC)

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