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Recycling to an art form? Lexus Fashion Workshop

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The Lexus Fashion Workshop with Four Original Designs Made of Recyclable Lexus CT Hybrid Parts

Lexus challenged four designers to turn one of the most progressive Lexus hybrid vehicles into fashion pieces, inspiring artists and people to recycle and to see things differently.

2,000 individual parts of a completely dismantled Lexus CT hybrid (a vehicle that is 90 percent recyclable) were used into this project meant to appear in a Vogue advertising campaign and in the opening day of Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the Americas.

The designers turned some of the best engineered auto parts into fashion accessories – all while driving home the beauty of recycling. These are the resulted pieces: jewelry, a head piece, a trench and a pair of shoes.

- “Environmental Crown of Virtue”—A truly head-turning piece designed by Moss Lipow using a transmission starter and exhaust manifold gasket.

- “The Valve Collection”—Designed by jewelry creator Eddie Borgo using valve lifters, crank bearings and hose clamps.

- “Nomadic Sanctuary”—A sleek trench coat, shorts and clutch designed by John Patrick, featuring floor mats made from plant-based plastic, sustainable sound-dampening material, wire harness, leather seat covers and cargo covers.

- “The Luna Shoe”—Created by Alejandro Ingelmo using armrest leather trim and clear plastic tubing.
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