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By now you’ll have heard that this year’s sponsor for LoveIsland is eBay UK, making them the very first pre-loved fashion brand name to partner with the hit truth program.
This early morning, MarieClaire UKSustainability Editor AllyHead got a special preview very first take a look at the pre-owned fits the Islanders will be sporting from Monday when the program begins.
Centred around 4 essential styles, the attires are all pre-owned and have actually been sourced from eBay, charity stores, vintage shops and more, unlike their quick fashion sponsors of previous years.
Some were initially offered on the high street while numerous others are classic gems and designer brand names, consisting of Gucci, Balmain, Moschino, Christopher Kane and more.
The clothing cover noughties motivated patterns, chain mail crop tops, Flamenco- motivated gowns, Levi jeans and more and are divided into 4 essential styles:
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All of the products have actually been curated by star stylist and pre-owned lover, Amy Bannerman, who’s formerly styled stars consisting of Dua Lipa and Rita Ora).
Speaking at the occasion today, she shared that she’s hoping that the participants will display their characters by using the products in various methods, even more revealing the public that secondhand clothing have a location in everybody’s closet.
Celebrity stylist and pre-owned lover Amy Bannerman has actually sourced items for the Islanders, having actually formerly styled stars consisting of Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Sophie Turner, Jonathan Van Ness and Lena Dunham.
She’s stated: “I have used eBay to buy and sell pre-loved items for over 20 years and have found so many fashion gems along the way. There is nothing more satisfying than winning something you have always lusted after – for example, I found a velvet Christopher Kane dress I have had on my mental shopping list for ages.”
“It was £90 but retails in store now for £995… if that doesn’t make you want to shop pre-loved I don’t know what will.”
“To be able to take on this project and shop for the Islanders is a career highlight for my team and I. We have been shopping up a storm on eBay, speaking to so many wonderful pre-loved sellers, and curating edits for each of the Islanders this summer.”
What are the pre-loved Love Island clothing like?
Getting a special very first take a look at the pre-loved clothing the Islanders will be using, I was actually happily shocked– from cropped Levi shorts, to Ralph Lauren extra-large t-shirts styled as gowns with chunky Moschino belts, the collection actually offers me hope that the world will understand simply how remarkable shopping secondhand can be.
You can discover genuine surprise gems, special pieces that nobody else has, and designer takes, too– all of the designer products were purchased for a take of their typical market price, the stylist shared.
Here’s hoping this year’s program showcases both sustainability and a little more innovative design.
Theme one: Blurred Lines
Think fit coats, cut off denims, extra-large t-shirts and brief shorts, blurred lines, in Bannerman’s words, is a Harry-Styles- satisfies-Hailey-Bieber motivated collection which intends to blur gender borders and motivate both genders to be more speculative with their design.
AmyBannerman stated: “This trend will see a blurring of lines between gendered dressing. The boys will dress with more feminine cues in lighter fabrics, florals, micro shorts, and a softer palette, while the girls will embrace tailoring and cut off men’s shirts, suit jackets with a bralette underneath and boxer shorts worn as shorts.”
“Think boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. The inspiration for the men is a toned-down Harry Styles and for the girls Hailey Bieber.”
She continues: “Alongside the runways, from Altuzarra, to Saint Laurent and Vuitton, which showed tailoring as a trend this season, this is the trend that incorporates alterations, chopping things off to give them a new life and reimagining the way we wear clothes. I personally have had a lot of fun with this trend and am really excited to see it in the villa.”
Theme 2: Love Me Forever
Are you a fan of standard white tees, denim shorts, and little black gowns? Then you’ll like the Love Me Forever collection.
Bannerman includes: “This is a trend which isn’t a trend. True sustainable shopping is investing in the pieces that will last you a lifetime. Amazing jeans, classic button-down shirts, a muted palette, the perfect white T-shirt and cut off denim shorts. The LBD lives in this theme with iconic dresses by Versace, Alaïa, Christopher Kane, Gucci and Herve Leger.”
“I would love to see the Islanders styling up these classics in combination with other themes and items from their own wardrobes as they will be totally interchangeable and go with everything.”
Theme 3: Y2K
One of the greatest patterns of 2022– yes, TammyGirl is back -Y2K dressing is everything about noughties dressing. Think crop tops, co-ords, basketball vests and flares, together with a lookalike of thatMiuMiu micro miniskirt
Bannerman describes: “With all the early 2000 favourites making a comeback, this will without a doubt be one of the biggest trends this season. I’ve seen designers including Versace and Blumarine all reference this era on the runway and I’ve opted for lots of micro minis, most famously heroed by Miu Miu, to help the girls have their own Y2K moment.”
“This theme is full on Britney and Paris circa 2000, which has been translated to the wardrobes of Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid for 2022. Expect to see the girls wear backless tops, slip dresses, bumster jeans and low rise skirts. While the boys will be in basketball vests, looser jeans and trucker caps”
Theme 4: Dopamine dressing
Think all things intense, vibrant, neon and enjoyable– there are lots of Hawaiian t-shirts and cherry gowns in this collection, together with neon mini gowns and zebra print products.
AmyBannerman describes: “This one is a pure and total joy. It’s all about an explosion of colour and print, neons, Hawaiian florals, print clashing, sequins, high shine and metallics and wearing all of this with equally mood enhancing accessories. The dresses are the new LBD (Little Bright Dress), glamorous, colourful, with loads of different styles, mini, maxi and everything in-between.”
“This trend was seen on lots of the runways and the high street have picked it up in a big way. I really love how wearing statement clothing can bring to life your personality and encourage self expression.”
What do you reckon– would you use the clothing?