In My Shoes With Ysabel Hilado
Repurposing, reworking, reinventing: they’re a big tick for individuality and a step in the right direction for a healthier, happier earth. It’s a belief that underpins Clarks’ vision for a better tomorrow. From our Icons Reimagined collection and Every Move Matters manifesto to our partnership with upcycling advocates like American fashion designer Ysabel Hilado - we’re committed to nurturing and protecting the planet we all call home.
Speaking of Ysabel and upcycling…the California native is something of a thrift-shopper extraordinaire and loves nothing more than giving second-hand pieces a new lease of life. With such cool, planet-kind credentials, we knew we had to team up with her for Earth Day 2022. We sent Ysabel a selection of leather offcuts to work her creative magic on, and she more than delivered! Check out her dual-tone bag over on our socials and keep reading to hear all about Ysabel’s take on style and sustainability.Clarks Instagram (opens in a new tab)
My name is Ysabel Hilado! I'm a 23-year-old fashion designer and digital content creator from Southern California.
I describe my style as street chic. I'm inspired by streetwear, but I like to incorporate a feminine, contemporary twist!
I love sharing the start to finish process of taking an existing garment or scrap material and turning it into a usable item. I hope to inspire others to do the same!
“I describe my style as street chic. I'm inspired by streetwear, but I like to incorporate a feminine, contemporary twist!”
I’m an avid second-hand shopper. I enjoy visiting local flea markets, thrift stores, and swap meets. There are so many pieces I've come across that can be easily restored with a simple alteration. As a fashion designer, I love the challenge of creating a completely new garment from limited materials.
A simple jumpsuit, my leather jacket, a nice pair of jeans, and gold jewellery!
“I’m an avid second-hand shopper. There are so many pieces that can be easily restored with a simple alteration.”