17 Feb '12, 1pm

Street fashions made from...old umbrellas? Surprisingly beautiful designs by @himanerad

Street fashions made from...old umbrellas? Surprisingly beautiful designs by @himanerad

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Catherine Edouard Charlot has been turning trashed materials into stunning art and fashion for almost 30 years. The upcycling artist taught herself to sew at the tender age of 13, using her father’s old shirts to create dresses, skirts and pants. As a young adult, she founded The Lion Art Craft – where she sold native Haitian art pieces made from old oil drums. Shortly after immigrating to the U.S. in 1994, Charlot set her sights on a new business venture; a clothing and accessories line called Himane Sustainable Designs , named for the artist’s late mother who first taught her the joy of recycling. The Jackmel tote by Himane Sustainable Designs. Photo: Catherine E. Charlot At first, Charlot freelanced her handbag-making services to designers and crafted custom-made gowns for clients. One day in 2004, the ar...

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