Lanni Lantto, Fashion (re) Designer

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lanni Lantto, an eco-designer living in Chicago, IL, has a philosophy which she believes differentiates her between other fashion designers, this philosophy is the concept of her label name, “(re)”; reuse, reduce, redesign, rethink, reinvent, recycle.  The materials she uses for her collections are obtained from thrift stores, where no material is off limit.

Made from 9 layers of lace and a stunning back accent of an heirloom table runner.

"I breathe new life into fashion otherwise destined for the landfill. After all, the most eco-friendly fabrics are those that already exist. I am committed to creating a shift of consciousness by sourcing all 2nd hand materials locally, using reclaimed sewing materials (even mannequins), & displaying my pieces with recycled tags and on salvaged clothing racks. I’m proud to be a designer who supports my local economy through a business that essentially creates no new waste." Lanni  Lantto.

A redesigned vintage blue blazer

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 From the ( re ) 2011 Collection at the 2nd Annual “ReFashion Fashion Show” in Marquette.  Art Deco Inspired Party Dress playing with shapes from various deconstructed blouses.

The 'before'

mens look

This red and black men’s formal suit coat was created from a frumpy women’s blouse and a tailored children’s tuxedo blazer

"inspiration can come from anything … creating truly extra-ordinary clothing" Lanni Lantto

Lanni's work, I hope, will inspire many.  You can follow her work on facebook, etsy, and her website:
Disclaimer; the review and opinion provided in this blog post is unbiased and unpaid


Jenny Tranter said...

Beautiful designs by Lanni Lantto - Thanks for sharing her work ~ Jenny

Unknown said...

Thanks Jenny, I'm glad you enjoyed the article, Lanni's work is great


Stunning. Romantic and resourceful.

Laura said...

Wow, this is amazing! Love what she's doing.

Nell Escalante said...

Oh my oh my! This is such eye candy. So inspiring. Love love love. Especially the before and after shots. Thank you so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

This is great! I didn't know about her but glad I do now. Thanks for letting us meet this brilliant woman.

Unknown said...

The red tuxedo jacket is real cool:)

Enviro bags said...

Great fashion designer.

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