The local fashion husband-and-wife team, FIN Crafted Goods, will hold their inaugural fashion show tonight at Kilo Lounge. Titled SALVAGED by FIN, the show seeks to extoll the virtues of boro—a traditional Japanese technic of repairing used clothes to minimise wastage.
It used to be a sign of shame as boro stitching of patchworked outfits meant that you couldn’t afford new clothes but these days, this process became a way to upcycle your old outfits. That’s what FIN Crafted Goods want to impart through its fashion show that your secondhand t-shirt or that pair of holey jeans can find new life through the recycling magic of boro.
With support from Kilo Lounge, Red Wing Singapore and Taro Washimi from Tokyo, Japan, SALVAGED by FIN will commence at 8pm and after that, a pop-up booth stocked with a limited selection of SALVAGED upcycled merch.
The Japanese have a term called, mottainai, which is a deep regret concerning wastage and that is an apt term for today’s mounting refuse thanks to our consumption. Hopefully, tonight’s fashion show will add “mottainai” to your vocabulary and allow you to look at your wardrobe with a newfound respect.