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Susana Mercedes fashion house

In the ever expanding world of independent fashion designers, there is Susana Mercedes, a self taught couturier whose aim is to create a fashion label known for a distinctive look, beyond trends and also for redesigning special vintage clothing. Established in 2000, the Los Angeles-based fashion house comprises two clothing lines: Susana Mercedes original designs and the Restored Vintage collection.

Susana Mercedes original fashion designsSusana Mercedes original fashion designs

Megan Park's works of art

I was looking at some of the shows from L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2008 and I came across the wonderful collection of Megan Park. Every item, garment or accessory, is created by hand with beading and embroidery made by highly skilled artisans in India. Even the prints and dyes are produced using old handcraft techniques.

Megan Park autumn/winter 2008

Megan Park autumn/winter 2008

Ashley Watson Recycled Leather Bags

Ashley Watson is a Vancouver based designer that handcrafts leather bags and accessories using only recycled material. She searches through thrift stores for soft and supple leather, especially old leather jackets which will be transformed by her skilful hands into chic accessories. Every design is one of a kind, sophisticated and innovative, as Ashley is adding into each bag or wallet original details such as pockets, buttons and seams.

Ashley Watson at BeklinaAshley Watson at Beklina