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Anna Melegh
Footwear MA

London College of Fashion UAL

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Accessories / Footwear / Fashion Illustration

My location: London, United Kingdom

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Anna Melegh

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First Name: Anna

Last Name: Melegh

University / College: London College of Fashion UAL

Course / Program: Footwear MA

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Accessories / Footwear / Fashion Illustration

My Location: London, United Kingdom

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Haute Couture Trash / REAL LEATHER. STAY DIFFERENT

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The idea of the Haute Couture Trash collection came when we were all in lockdown, and I used to make shoes out of our household waste. I started to question why things that should last do not, and those which should not, actually do. Could I go ahead a few steps and create a collection based on these items, but using high-quality materials? Could a bin bag be turned into a fashion piece? A black bin bag is one of the most common households/kitchens item and necessity. It is designed to be sturdy yet has a short life span in terms of use. Produced in massive volume all year round and easy to find in any store. Its purpose is to hold garbage, cover up, collect and hide things from eyesight. I wanted to create a footwear piece that is the opposite of these meanings, taking this utterly common symbol and turning it into a high fashion one-off piece. Stopping the viewer: Is this a shoe or a bin bag? It also contains the joke that when a shoe has its end of life, it ends up in the bin, so why don’t I skip those steps to make a bin-shaped shoe? Or a wearable bin?