The electric-themed capsule collection marks the second green collaboration between Felder Felder and BMW, a leader in innovative sustainability.
German twins Daniela and Annette Felder, of London-based design duo Felder Felder, have unveiled their 10th Anniversary Collection, featuring exclusively up-cycled and sustainable fabrics.
The collection’s hero piece is the “Carbon Dress”, inspired by BMW i and created using carbon fibre from BMW’s pioneering electric vehicle programme.
Carbon material makes up 97 percent of the fringe-detailed, metallic-grey skater dress, which took over 100 hours to make. The unique texture and shine of the material provides a futuristic finish, which remains lightweight and strong, but is more tactile and daring compared to other fashion fabrics. This, combined with the cut of the dress, makes it the star of the new collection.
The fully sustainable material, not yet available to the fashion industry in large quantities, was created at the same place that produces carbon fibre for BMW’s ground-breaking electric and plug-in hybrid i cars.
Daniela and Annette Felder commented: “The carbon fabrics are amazing and unlike anything we’ve used before. We are honoured to be given access to them before anyone else. The woven fibre allows us to do more with the designs and push the boundaries of sustainable fashion. It adds amazing structure and the frayed carbon looks so great as tassels.”
The wider collection, in the label’s trademark rock ‘n’ roll style, features flash electric motifs and up-cycled garments from the Felder twin sisters’ last decade of work.
BMW i has its own line of eco-friendly clothes and accessories.