Models wear designs including wool tailoring and accessories by Abraham Moon of Guiseley, in front of the mill's retail shop in York, taken for a special Yorkshire Post Magazine fashion shoot last year. Picture: James Hardisty. Styling: Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith: Wear wool with pride - it’s part of the fabric of Yorkshire

Within minutes of the announcement of the death of Karl Lagerfeld today, up popped an email in my inbox from PETA – The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation – with a statement from its founder Ingrid Newkirk: “Karl Lagerfeld has gone, and his passing marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were seen as covetable. PETA sends condolences to our old nemesis’s loved ones.”

Keepers of Lost Clothes, a sustainability project by Leeds Beckett University BA Fashion, featuring reworked shirts, launches at East 59th Rooftop Bar & Grill in Leeds on February 7. See Design by Olivia Gaskin.

New shirts for old by Keepers of Lost Clothes

Is this future of fashion? Students at Leeds Beckett University have been unpicking unwanted shirts and reworking them into unusual and highly desirable new shirts for a collection that will be launched at the ultra-swish East 59th Rooftop Bar & Grill in Leeds on Thursday, February 7.

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