Fashion design student Margaret Burton (B.F.A. Fashion Design ’16) created a senior thesis collection that offers a thought-provoking response to “fast fashion,” the fashion industry phenomenon that involves expediting the production of clothes in order to move catwalk trends into stores quickly and cheaply.

Using textiles sourced by deconstructing items of clothing that came from friends, family, and thrift stores, Burton created the distinctive silhouettes she was seeking in looks that are the antithesis of disposable fashion.

Burton’s collection was selected to be shown in the 2016 Pratt Fashion Show on May 5.

This short video explores the thinking and processes that went into creating her collection.