Rave Review are an up and coming fashion company created by recent grad students Josephine Bergqvist and Livia Schuck less than a year ago. Their first collection was shown along side Swedish Fashion Now at Paris Fashion week.
The whole idea of the company is to reuse and repurpose household textiles and current garments, but it’s not just upcycling, it’s high end fashion.
Sustainable practices within the fashion industry is something that is definitely on the rise but it’s still early days. Josephine has always been interested in fashion that can change the society and between herself and Livia they both share a vision for sustainability within fashion. They both felt that there was a gap between the sustainable fashion and the high end fashion – and they are definitely on their way to closing that gap. Even though they are creating more high end clothing they are committed to keeping the brand small and exclusive so they can stay true to the concept.
Their range is not yet available for retail but there are plans to grow into this sector in the future. The brand has been worn by many Swedish celebrities, influencers and bloggers. They have also featured in this months Vogue after creating a dress to celebrate Earth Day.
For their Autumn / Winter collection they repurposed lace tablecloths into dresses and wanted to explore using household textiles more. The dress created for Vogue was made in lace, dyed green and cut with a high neckline and asymmetric hem. The shape is created by draping giving the dress an elaborate and regal feel. By working with recycled textiles and clothing the girls of Rave Review really are bring the vintage style into the modern day.
Want to see more like this? Take a look at the Rave Review Instagram page.