Recycled vs. Durable: How to curate a more conscious wardrobe in 2022

Kristina Fidelskaya Leather Corset Tulle Skirt

A feel-good fashion movement is one that allows us to be conscious about the clothes we purchase, how we continue to use them and the long-lasting impact on our planet. Here, we explore the recycled vs. durable debate. It is better to buy pieces with a past, or pieces that are designed for a long, long future? 

Everlasting fashion

Within the fashion industry, we have largely been lead to believe that using recyclable materials is the best way to be sustainable, in an effort to reduce waste. For example, processes including using recycling plastic bottles to create polyester which, in turn, helps to reduce emissions at the point of burning in landfill. However, there is a concern that too often items using recyclable materials lack durability, leading to short lifetimes and quick waste once it reaches its perceived end life, or once it goes out of trend.

With this in mind we believe durability holds more weight in this conversation - garments that are durable, timeless pieces, designed and crafted with quality materials for a lifetime of wear. 

Designed for durability

At Kristina Fidelskaya, our approach has always been driven by designing timeless pieces, classic cuts and innovative textiles that are crafted with high quality materials. It is our mission to modernise and elevate wardrobe classics. Each garment is designed with forever in mind, both aesthetically and in construction. 

The aim? Classic styles you will enjoy for a lifetime, care for, repair and pass on to future generations. 

SS22, designed to last: 

Caped Wax-Cotton Jacket

Kristina Fidelskaya Cropped Trench Jacket Khaki

A signature silhouette made using waxed cotton, one of our most durable pieces. Made using BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) accredited cotton. An enterprise that supports and educates cotton suppliers and surrounding communities on how to protect and restore the environment with sustainable practices.

Silk Crepe High Waisted Pleat Trouser

Kristina Fidelskaya White Silk Pleated Tapered Trousers

What could be more timeless than a tapered trouser? They offer understated elegance and endless versatility, tailored but loose-fitting - a cut that will forever bring you comfort and style. First class tailoring and responsible, quality fabrics mean this pair is set to stand the test of time. Layer with a white jacket

Cotton Poplin Tuxedo Shirt Dress

Kristina Fidelskaya White Cotton Poplin Shirt Dress with bow

Made to wear from season to season, chic yet casual addition to your capsule wardrobe. With complete transparency of this garments production, partnering with certified supplier OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 to ensure reduction in environmental impacts. Our Cotton Poplin Tuxedo Shirt Dress is a timeless must-have within your capsule wardrobe, to be worn for years to come. Pair with our Brigitte Fedora