To divert unnecessary textile waste by creating genderless apparel from fabric scraps collected from tailor shops across New England. As well as giving new attitude to previously loved, upcycled garments.
Stevie Leigh Andrascik
Fashion Designer//Tailor//Punk Rock Unicorn
Named after rockstar and fashion icon, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Leigh Andrascik has always had an interest in fashion and music. It is no coincidence that she has created a brand merging her two favorite things.
Graduating from Parsons: The New School for Design with a BFA in sustainable fashion design in 2014, Stevie found herself working in a tailor shop in Massachusetts shortly afterwards. As she learned to become a master tailor, dissecting and rebuilding suits, dresses and denim from brands such as Canali, Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, Theory and AG, Stevie became distraught at how much waste her little shop just outside of Boston created everyday just to have a factory made garment fit a real life customer body.
Stevie became particularly interested in the denim waste the shop created, for she found her shop created approximately 12lbs of denim scraps every month. Stevie began to collected these scraps, bringing them to her studio in Worcester, Ma and #REMIXbyStevieLeigh was born!
Chronicling her journey on her Instagram page (@ItsMeStevieLeigh), Stevie shares her process in her studio reassembling the upcycle denim scraps and giving them new life with a punk rock attitude. Dressing musicians and music lovers, Stevie has showcased her work throughout New England. Including at Vans Warped Tour, Salem Halloween Market, Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, Artists & Fleas and many more.
Stevie Leigh Andrascik is on a mission to change the fashion industry's status as the second most pollution creating industry in the world to the last. Her upcycled fashion collection #REMIXbyStevieLeigh is just the beginning.