Waste not, want one


The Irish designer Olwen Bourke has designed frocks for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing for four years, and now does some work for the Royal Opera House. She launches a new ethical fashion website next month.

Her first collection, called Paradise Lost, inspired by jungles, feather and Japanese silkscreen prints, uses found and reclaimed materials to create one-off, luxury pieces. Many of her dresses, in hand-dyed silk, cotton, wool and leather, are embellished with elaborate motifs made in her London studio. Next year she will launch an off-the-peg range at more affordable prices. See olwenbourke.com.

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