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Dana Cohen is an Israeli fashion designer who graduated from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv in 2015 with excellence. In her final year, she developed a couture collection “Worn Again” in which she explores new ways of reviving thrown away clothes. By reconstructing second hand knits into beautiful abstract fabrics, she creates unique handcrafted garments that can be worn again, even on the red carpet.
I wanted to take what people consider as ‘waste’ and bring it back to the realm of fashion. — People perceive recycled products as unattractive or invaluable. I wanted to challenge this perception, giving those garments a “second chance” and promote the idea of reducing textile waste. (Source)
Thus, the “Worn Again” collection uses old knits to create whole new garments, both as raw material source and as part of the final design. Yet, the collection is not only about transforming old and standard knits into new, luxurious and unique pieces. Cohen’s approach also illustrates our past’s influence on our present. “Each garment symbolizes the possibility of creating beauty out of something we thought had already ended”, says Cohen. The collection has won two awards, and part of the collection is on display at the material library of the Design Museum Holon. Read more at www.cohendana.com.