The 81lb Challenge

The 81lb Challenge

The 81lb Challenge presented by Value Village is a fashion collection created from a year’s worth of discarded clothing.

“The average North American discards 81 pounds of textiles per year, ranking fashion as the second most-polluting industry next only to oil,” shared Myriam Laroche, founder and president of Eco Fashion Week.

For this year’s event, Evan Biddell – winner of Project Runway Canada – transformed second-hand clothing from Value Village thrift stores into gorgeous garments.

The exhibition features 24 looks that utilize adventurous shapes, dark hues and heavy materials. Biddell’s innovative repurposing of used clothing can be seen in a variety of styles, including ruffled leather and suede slits. The collection is bold, loud, and stays true to this renowned designer’s style.

After debuting at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week earlier this month, the collection will be on display at the Museum of Vancouver through April 17.