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Oxfam Lancaster's Designer Discovery and Vintage by the Sea

Posted by Helen Archard Online Fashion Content Intern

12th Sep 2013

Shop festival fashion

In the run up to the exciting Vintage by the Sea festival being held in Morecambe this weekend, an exciting discovery was made in the Oxfam Lancaster shop which is set to raise Oxfam hundreds of pounds.

Seeking inspiration for an outfit to dress the town's Eric Morecambe statue, Elena Gifford and Amanda Brooks from the festival's design team visited the Oxfam shop for potential upcycling ideas. On rifling through the rails filled with unique and original items, they stumbled across a rather stand out jacket. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that the jacket was in fact made by top end fashion designer Dries Van Noten from the 2010 collaboration with Harris Tweed which retails at £650!

The jacket will be on display in the Oxfam Lancaster shop window for a week before being auctioned off on ebay to hopefully raise a nice and unexpected sum to help Oxfam's continued fight against poverty.

As you can see, the jacket was a strong influence on the finished, upcycled jacket which Eric Morecambe's statue proudly wears.

This just reiterates what hidden treasures could be secreted in the rails of your local Oxfam Shop. Get hunting today and find your nearest shop here.

Vintage by the Sea festival, curated by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, takes place at the Midland and the Winter Gardens in Morecambe on Saturday, September 14 and will celebrate music, fashion, film, art, dance, food and design from the last century.

For more fantastic vintage and designer gems, you can also browse the Oxfam Online Shop.

Blog post written by Helen Archard

Online Fashion Content Intern

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