Pretty In Pink


I just watched “Pretty in Pink” at 1980’s movie starring Molly Ringwald, who playing Andie Walsh a poor fashion conscious ‘New Wave” girl, with a crush on one of the rich boys at school. Ringwald’s character can’t afford to buy into designer clothing like her school peers and has to be creative and resourceful by customising her clothing.

I have attached some screen shots of my favourite scene from the movie, where she deconstructs two ‘pink’ dresses to make her prom dress. The movie captures the characters design process in action – the sketching, cutting, pinning, tucking and sewing …

Watching the movie has motivated me to be more inventive with my old clothing and the 1980’s fashion provided lots of source for inspiration. This is a retro example of upcycling in action. DIY

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