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Our Review

Hot off the London Fashion Week catwalk, Junky Styling are refashioning unwanted clothing in to high fashion couture and with their book Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery they're going to show you how you can too.

The book starts with an introduction and history of the design duo, showcasing previous collections and looking at the ethos and mission of the brand. The second part gets more hands on, teaching the techniques you'll need to design, deconstruct and reconstruct clothing, along with tips for hunting out the raw materials. Turn suit jacket sleeves in to a scarf, trousers in to a circle skirt or shirts in to a shirt wrap halter top. There are dozens of projects to get you started!

Full of inspiration and know-how, Junky Styling will have you looking at old and unwanted clothes with new eyes and revamping, reconstructing and redesigning them in to fashion that is good for the planet.

Check out a sample project from the book, The Fly Top.

You can pick up a copy of the book from AC & Black now.

Publisher's Description

The fashion label Junky Styling grew out the authors’ passion for transforming secondhand clothing into innovative fashion statements that showcase the wearer’s individual style and flair. In this book, Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager record the origins of the company, from the clothes being worn by the authors in London clubs in the nineties to a small retail shop to a successful fashion label. This beautifully illustrated book also shows readers how they can perform “wardrobe surgery” by deconstructing, recutting, and completely transforming their discarded clothes and fabrics into inspired designs.

Whether you are a fashion student, home sewer, entrepreneur, environmentalist, or serious fashionista, Junky Styling is both a practical resource and a thought-provoking inspiration that will guide you through a completely new way of looking at the relationship between clothes, resources, and style.