The Combine recently brought together fashion design and the creative community in a way very few have ever seen. In collaboration with OneMeth Goods and The Combine, Toronto’s RCHIVE Fashion Club dreamed up an idea that combines deadstock, up-and-coming fashion designers, and the creative community as a whole.
The REDONE Fashion competition gave five local designers the opportunity to show their process, their talent, and their ability to create something new from something old. OneMeth Goods was flush with pre-COVID deadstock. There weren’t any solid plans for the old shirts, pants, jackets, and other accessories. So, with the help of RCHIVE, these five designers were challenged to create new, one-of-a-kind pieces from the original OneMeth Goods materials.
Each designer took a different approach and crafted something personal and unique. T-shirts turned into gowns; pants reimagined as tops. As part of the competition, designers defied all expectations. RCHIVE even documented the journey with a YouTube series.
All this culminated with the REDONE Fashion Show hosted at The Combine. Instead of a traditional catwalk, models dawned the one-of-a-kind pieces, walked through the mezzanine and finished in individual rooms. Guests then walked from room to room for detailed views of the pieces. At the end of the night, guests then voted to determine the winner of the competition. Alexander Nicholson walked away the big winner of the night and took home the $1000 grand prize.