Style Squad | Ackermans


AyJay
18.04.2017
SS 2017
Style Squad Top 20

When I first saw my chosen item, I immediately knew how I wanted to add my touch to it. So, because I love shorts, my first step was to change the long pants into shorts. I used the awesome material provided in the Ackermans toolkit to show my gratitude towards Style Squad for this amazing opportunity. My main source of inspiration was Style Squad and everything it stands for: fasion, creativity, uniqueness. My sister also inspired me to use denim as it is a favourite material. So when I look at my creation I'm reminded of her. The creation process was full of laughter and fun because of all the failed attempts. I really enjoyed it and would love to do it again. I would name it 'The Style Squad Spectacular'. I would style it with a black vest and black Style Squad snapback to make the details on the shorts stand out.


Nixie
13.04.2017
SS 2017
Style Squad Top 20

I bought a plain pair of dark blue jeans, a white T-shirt and 2 red T-shirts. For the jeans I cut and bleached the middle of the front and back legs, I cut out strips from the red T-shirt and Iron Man pictures from an old jacket and hot glued them inside the jeans. For the white T-shirt I did a reverse stencil with fabric paint and the other red T-shirt I glued on an Iron Man pic from another old T-shirt. For my jeans and the white T-shirt I found inspiration on Pinterest. For the red T-shirt it was simply my idea. Both looks can be rocked on the street, at parties and basically anywhere! This style is so unique and would definitely attract loads of attention! I absolutely enjoyed the entire process. This outfit was completely transformed from a boring plain outfit to a vibrant colourful one that is so unique and one-of-a-kind. I can't wait to wear it out. The first look I would name 'Punk Rock'. It definitely has that look. I would style it with boots, graphic T-shirts, a keychain and a cool jacket. The second look I would call 'Marvel Style'. It totally represents what I love and my favourite colour as well! This can be styled with boots/high-tops, graphic or plain T-shirts and an awesome bomber jacket to complete the look.


Singi
12.04.2017
SS 2017
Style Squad Top 20

I created two items: a handbag and a denim skirt. I used shorts to create the handbag by cutting and sewing the bottom parts together, and then I added my own decorations to make my handbag look more hip and relevant. I cut the long jeans at the bottom and in the middle, then sewed them and made slits on the side. Slits are a trending style on clothing and look absolutely gorgeous. I found my inspiration from looking at things around me. The hearts on my items represent the love people give one another, the white lace on blue represents the beautiful clouds, the chains on the handbag represent Ubuntu and the stripes are just a little obsession I have :) The process of creating the outfit was the best. I had so much fun that i wanted to transform my whole wardrobe. Playing around with the iron-on items I was given by Ackermans was so much fun! This outfit is called 'Patchwork-Vintage Denim' and is simply styled by combining an old look (vintage) with a more modern look. In my picture I wore it with a plain T-shirt to not shift the attention from the skirt and I put a jersey over my shoulders, as seen in movies from the olden days.


Nicky
11.04.2017
SS 2017
Style Squad Top 20

I decided to create a dungaree skirt from a pair of blue jeans and a green T-shirt. I used the T-shirt to create my initials at the back of the skirt as well as the buttons. I accessorised it using gold and green sequins and buttons. I wear a lot of dungarees and thought it would be awesome to create and customise one of my favourite things to wear. I loved the process of creating my dungarees, especially accessorising them. I would name this piece "Dapper Dungarees". I can wear it as a skirt without the straps as it complements a lot of different tops and I would definitely wear it with sneakers all the time.


Animeniac
10.04.2017
SS 2017
Style Squad Top 20

I transformed shorts into a waistcoat by removing the inside stitching of the legs up to and including the zipper. Next, I cut slits on the sides of the shorts for arm holes. Now, turning the shorts upside down, I stitched the "shoulders" together and neatened the edges by stitching a hem. I then added a pocket hanky, chains, distressed it a bit and added safety pins and studs. My inspiration was to create something I would actually wear and nothing too over the top. But still have people pleasantly surprised when they see what I've made. At first it was hard tearing a brand new pair of shorts apart, but when I saw my idea come together it felt really awesome. I would name this piece 'Go Shorty' as it was shorts but I had to let it go. It will go with a range of styles: Punk because of the chains and studs and you can add black ripped jeans. I created a kind of hippy look.


Josie
07.04.2017
SS 2017
Style Squad Top 20

Hello all, I cut out some patches from the fabric items and some add-ons. I took 1 of my red tops and cut out the 1st letters of both my name and surname. I also added on a star because I feel like a star already and also 2 equal lines with the leather fabric I received as it stands for equality in South Africa. I also added on some nerd glasses, my table and a bag to make the look more presentable. I went with the "nerd" look and made it cooler. I wanted to make it clear out there, you can be a nerd and still be the coolest person on earth. And also we're all equal in South Africa with different personalities and everybody should to be treated the same in order to make a difference. So that is why I made the 2 equal lines with the black leather fabric. This activity was the most fun and it inspired me to study hard to become someone in life. If you put your mind to something you can be whatever you want and can do just about anything. I will wear the "Cool Nerd" look with confidence and would not change a thing on my design, as I think I've nailed it. Also, it will be my next casual day outfit for school. I can't wait for my friends to see me in it. My very own creation.