June | Circular Fashion
The designer bringing joy to pre-loved fashion
Freya Rabet's zero-waste mindset creates one-of-a-kind gemsHolly Bullock
When reworked pieces look this good, we start to wonder why we’d ever need to buy new. With her signature bright smocked dresses, shiny pastel puffas, and quilting galore, Freya Rabet has exploded the world of pre-loved fashion. Previously lead designer at sustainable womenswear brand Omnes, Rabet uses her creative know-how to craft wonderfully cheering garments under her freshly-launched label Freya Simonne. Deconstructing everything from second-hand clothes, to vintage quilts and curtains, she sees hidden potential in discarded items – and transforming them with her unique silhouettes. All made with a decidedly zero-waste approach, Rabet handmakes each one-of-a-kind design, even saving the thread from offcuts to use in future projects. Plus, having quickly grown a legion of devotees, Rabet launched an exclusive capsule collection on rental platform Hurr earlier this year. The chance to dose up on joyfully colour-filled pieces is yours.
Available via freyasimonne.com and hurrcollective.com.