## Aerosol Holster
**Fashion Design / Upcycling**
In the last 20 years, graffiti has changed from a subculture
to a young art movement of the 21st century,
Urban-Art, tolerated with unwillingness in large parts of
society. The strong indignation of the 90s is given at most
only to some artists, who attract general attention with
At the same time, hip hop and graffiti related fashion
has changed from backpieces to art-fashion and is often
taken up by the fashion industry as a theme, whereby street
art and graffiti are usually lumped together by ignorance
and one does not grow beyond tags and spots of color. A simple
style (black, simple, functional) could apparently only
establish itself in other areas of fashion in Germany.
Clothing typical for the scene focuses more on brands,
Hasslon Design and fashionable crap.
The fashion for the street only has to be taken off the
road, so the focus is on upcycling, i.e. creative recycling.
For this purpose materials that are not normally intended for
fashion are reprocessed. This documentation will be less
about processing but more about how to combine finished
products and develop new designs.
In the first step, the brand name is removed from the
photo roll. For this purpose nail polish remover is used as
sparingly as possible in order not to damage the leather
too much and to protect the environment. The snap hooks are
attached to the Fashion Can so that it can be worn on the
belt. Some photos of the Fashion Can will be taken, which
will set the project in scene a little bit. Images convey
news, ideas and projects better than a technical documentation
The material costs have been reduced as far as possible.
The photo roll was purchased for two euros and the
carabiners had the same price, so the project cost four
euros. Spray cans, gloves and working materials were excluded
from the invoice. All other materials can be bought in the
supermarket or are already available at home. Nail polish
remover, cotton swabs, shoe polish and an old cloth can be
found in the household or you can ask your siblings or parents.
Please note that nail polish remover is toxic and should only
be used in well-ventilated rooms. If you have a garden, it's
even better. In the sun you can work well on a wooden bench.
Overall, not much needs to be done to implement the
project properly. Remove the logo from the photo roll with
the nail polish remover and polish the damaged area with
shoe polish and cleaning cloth. Attach the carabiners to the
designated places and stow the spray can. Fashion design
can be so simple.
Especially when you want to work in fashion design, it
pays to look beyond your own nose. Sometimes you find the
materials there that make your project really interesting. You
should also take a look at the work of other designers and
learn from them, it is nothing reprehensible to copy a good
idea and transport it into your own fashion. This is a way of
showing respect for the original and appreciating the work
with it. Many good artists, designers and inventors have
been inspired and we should promote this culture of
*[Each one teach one](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Each_one_teach_one)*
so that we can give future generations of creative people a better start.