A dollar store is the best place to pick up objects on the cheap, but Montreal designer Colin Meredith takes it a step further by exploring the possibilities of what these random odds and ends can offer when it comes to fashion. From the aisles of the dollar retail chain Dollarama, Meredith skillfully put together Dollar Wears, a ten-piece clothing collection of tops, outerwear, pants and three pairs of Vans rubbershoes (the project’s sponsor) using humble materials such as insulated lunch boxes, rubbish bins, tablecloth, cleaning chiffons and umbrellas. The inventive clothing line explores the subject of recycling and sustainable design, which Meredith handles with expertise and creativity. “By combining very common materials with less common uses for them, Dollar Wear approaches fashion design from an alternate angle.”

The quirky Dollar Wears pieces aren’t for sale, but you can check out Meredith’s Hobby Wares, his clothing brand where he uses materials that go over a dollar.

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