For this 2009 collection I took ten Marks and Spencer’s shirts that I wanted to upcycle. I always find hundreds of these M&S shirts when I go second-hand shopping. The key approach to this collection is concerned with ‘multiple print lives’, or lifecycle print layers (LPL’s). I experimented with designing over-prints that could be added to in time with another layer of decoration. I also worked with a pattern cutter to radically restyle them. We worked on a concept of reproducible upcycling alterations. I worked through the collection of re-styled shirts responding to the new silhouette shape with a dye painting on paper. The first overprint was designed with the second overprint in mind – to be added to the shirt when the consumer tires of the current look.