Buffalo continues to make waves in the sustainable fashion realm. If you stop to think about the hundreds of thousands of military uniforms that are made, year after year, in countries throughout the world, the amassed collection is astounding. Especially when you consider the longevity of the uniforms.
In Buffalo, Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters is the largest military surplus warehouse in North America. The business recently announced that it was embarking upon a journey that would take it on an incredibly “green” fashion journey. Much like the days when Banana Republic first launched its military-esque lines, Uncle Sam’s is turning its storehouse of military threads into reworked versions of their former selves. Just take a look at what designer Tamora Lee and branding consulting firm Getthebuzz716 have done with a few of the latest outfit maneuvers (see images of model Tk Robinson).
The #MadeinBuffalo The Collection is scheduled to be featured at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC on February 14 at 4pm during New York Fashion Week (Small Boutique Fashion Week).
The repurposed clothing line is deconstructed and then reconstructed to be a shadow of it former self, with a heavy concentration on design, wearability, fashion and function.
The Collection is currently for sale in Buffalo at 290 Larkin Street. The line can also be purchased at 37 W 8th St, New York, NY in the Village.
Photo by: WNYNM-Floyd Baker | Stylist: Tamora lee | Graphics: getthebuzz716 | Model: Tk Robinson | See Facebook