HISTORY: the pioneers of haute couture upcycling
GIGI PARIS is writing a new page in the big fashion book. We invent an uncompromising Responsible Fashion, which turns to vintage to mix eras and styles, and because the only way not to pollute is not to produce.
At GIGI PARIS you will find every week a new arrival of freshly found vintage nuggets, high-end designer pieces and passionately imagined upcycled jewellery.
Our upcycled capsules are designed from elements taken from ready-to-wear or vintage accessories from our favorite Fashion Houses: buttons, padlocks, chains, etc. We give a second life to the most worn or outdated parts.
Everything is imagined here, everything is found here, everything is transformed here, in Paris,
by our team of magicians 🥰
CONCEPT: authentic pieces, upcycled
We have found some sublime vintage padlocks, taken from old bags from our favorite fashion houses. We mounted these little pendant wonders by hand, with all our love. We work with a collective of antique dealers in whom we have complete confidence as well as a team of experts who authenticate our antique pieces to us.
PRODUCT: the upcycled pendant
This is a silver/gold Yves Saint Laurent (2.2cm). The iconic YSL logo is affixed to it in the center. It is mounted as a necklace on a freshwater pearl chain (40cm + 5cm extension).
MATERIALS AND QUALITIES
Our jewelry has been designed so that your skin, which does not have a neutral pH, is never in contact with the button, in order to prevent any allergic reaction for you, and to limit wear and tear on the jewelry. For this we use quality primers. Our buttons are mounted on gold plated stainless steel (chains included). The buttons are often made of metal, and should not be too exposed to water, although they have been designed by the Fashion Houses to withstand washing or pressing.
GIGI PARIS invents its upcycled products without any affiliation. It is to meet the challenge of the century, that of the climate emergency, that we have developed these techniques for recycling waste from the textile industry, the second most polluting industry. No one asked us to do it. We are free thinkers.
Our products are original creations by GIGI PARIS, handmade in Paris.