linda sackin : haute-eco
“Haute-eco repurposed fashions,” began as Linda Sackin’s creative response to a vintage Chinese parachute she saw hanging in her husband’s store, Harry J. Epstein Company. The parachute’s layers of translucent fabric reminded her of clouds, echoed in our current store display. Refiguring these vintage parachutes into fashion is her way to recycle and curb the waste of the fashion industry; rather than creating new garments from natural resources, she creates new from existing material, salvaged and otherwise. Linda is similarly motivated to refashion objects of war and violence into peaceful, frivolous costumes; in a sense she is helping heal a very small segment by taking the once painful and turning it into the now beautiful. Each ethereal piece is one-of-a-kind, assembled with a combination of machine and hand sewing, meant to envelop women in layers of clouds of fantasy.