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Krizia Robustella’s Upcycling Tips to Renew Your Sportswear

Get inspired, learn to customize your sports garments, and create stylish clothing through upcycling

Barcelona-born Krizia Robustella (@kriziarobustella)has been working as a fashion designer for over ten years. Her mother was a fashion wholesaler and named her after the Italian fashion brand she had seen in Vogue in the 70s. Her fate was decided on that day.

She presented her recycled 90s tracksuits in the Ego de Cibeles catwalk in 2007. The press called her style Sport Deluxe. From that moment, her collections have been part of the Mercedes-Benz Madrid Fashion Week and the 080 Barcelona Fashion. She also sells them in her shop in the Catalonian capital. Read on to discover how she creates two sports outfits out of an old sweatshirt, using upcycling, and see a gallery of her pieces.

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Krizia was inspired by international designers, like Yohji Yamamoto, and by rap and eighties urban style, together with nineties excess and luxury for her collaboration with Adidas. She started practicing with a few shell suit tracksuits she had found at the back of her mother’s shop.

She encourages you to work with second-hand pieces: it is the best way to start in the fashion world, as it allows you to work from a base to create something entirely new.

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The steps below show how she created two garments, a dress and a hat, out of a sports sweatshirt, using stenciling and spray paint.

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Upcycling has no limits.

If you want to learn how to design your own collection through upcycling, sign up for Krizia’s course Upcycling: Creating a Fashion Collection.

English version by @acesarato

You may also be interested in:

- What Is Upcycling?
- Upcycling Tutorial: Clothes Printing
- Upcycling with Embroidery, a course by Kseniia Guseva.

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