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Connolly to launch an upcycled collection with pop-up


Connolly to launch an upcycled collection with pop-up

British classic clothing and leather goods brand Connolly England is
launching an upcycled collection with a weekly pop-up at Portobello Market
during September.

Connolly to launch an upcycled collection with pop-up

Connolly has collaborated with fashion stylist and vintage consultant
Frank Akinsete, who has upcycled and transformed an edited selection of
designs from previous Connolly collections.

Connolly to launch an upcycled collection with pop-up

Taking inspiration from Connolly’s summer exhibition ‘Something Old,
Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’, Akinsete has worked
with 8 different styles of ‘Love My Old Connolly’, using indigo dye to
up-cycle jackets, trousers, shirts and liquettes to give vintage pieces new
life.

Connolly founder, Isabel Ettedgui said in a statement: “Connolly has
been moving into areas I never would have considered pre-Covid, including
working with Frank Akinsete to upcycle some pieces to sell at his stall in
Portobello Market.

Connolly to launch an upcycled collection with pop-up

“He has made something new from some beautiful old Connolly pieces, and
has breathed new life into them; a beautiful collaboration with a talented
new friend.”

Connolly to launch an upcycled collection with pop-up

To celebrate the collection, the British brand has produced a series of
portraits featuring Akinsete, stallholders and shop owners at home in
Portobello Market all wearing the collection.

Connolly to launch an upcycled collection with pop-up

The ‘Love My Old Connolly with Frank Akinsete’ collection will be
available exclusively at Akinsete’s stand in Portobello Market, stall 146,
every Friday for the month of September.

Images: courtesy of Connolly England



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