About: D‘Arcy Couture is a Slow Fashion design boutique that supports up cycle and re-purpose design methodologies. Her home-based studio is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she sells her up cycled clothing year round at local street festivals. She also exhibits in local galleries and museums.
Darcy’s collection is largely designed from materials that have been discarded. Her belts are re-made from fabric and leather samples that are discarded seasonally. She upcycles purses from worn out leather jackets or fabric scraps. Dresses, skirts, and pants have been re-purposed from discarded t-shirts. In addition, Darcy will take an unloved jacket and re-make an entire outfit around it, creating a fresh new ensemble. Darcy also uses zero waste design practices when the desired choice of fabric is purchased new, or from a bolt end.
Consider your own closet a goldmine for new ideas. Up cycle and re-make old tired clothing into new artistic ensembles! Or hire D’Arcy Couture for your fashion re-make over.
Everyone at ZO fell in love with D’arcy at our first conversation! She’s a very “conscientious person” and her thoughts on fashion, trends and the psychology of how we clothe ourselves really struck a resounding chord. We were in love with her concepts from the moment our judges chose her winning entry “Resort Wear for the Blue Lagoon.” She’s definitely a “different kind of universe person . . .”
Touch of Blue Expo 1st Place Fashion | Darcy Fowkes
“I am a Slow Fashion Designer, keeping the integrity and health of our planet first and foremost in my design practices. I upcycle, repurpose, and remake, using preloved garments and accessories, end-of-bolt and damaged fabrics, and upholstery samples.”
It was cool connecting in person for our Breakfast Zoom, she’s been a real delight!