At Rewardrobe, one of our goals is to help people maximise the use of their wardrobe through styling, creating several outfits out of just a few garments.
So imagine our admiration for Sheena Matheiken, the ‘extreme stylist’ behind The Uniform Project. She has pledged to wear the same dress for one year, as an exercise in sustainable fashion, and as a fundraising campaing for the Akanksha Foundation, which will provide schoolchildren in India with uniforms and coverage for their schooling fees.
Not only this is a wonderful cause, it’s also carried out as the coolest and most interesting fashion excercise!
The dress was designed by Eliza Starbuck. Sheena says: “We took inspiration from one of my staple dresses, improving upon the shape and fit to add on some seasonal versatility. The dress is designed so it can be worn both ways, front and back, and also as an open tunic. It’s made from a durable, breathable cotton, good for New York summers and good for layering in cooler seasons. There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies.”
The public is invited to follow the project through their website, and to donate accessories that Sheena can incorporate into one of her 365 outfits. A wonderful way for somebody to pass on some accessory they no longer wear – and possibly see them pictured in one of the daily posts with the latest outfit.
We say: get following this amazing project now! We certainly can learn a thing or two about creative styling here…