Yuchen Li「CONETURE」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Clothing design
|Material:Unconventional materials (old traffic cone covers), pure cotton windbreaker fabric, eco-friendly mesh
|Technique:Refurbishing and molding techniques for old plastic traffic cone covers
|City, Country:Leeds, UK

Yuchen Li_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/


I am Yuchen Li, a graduating student majoring in Fashion Design at the University of Leeds. As a fashion designer, I draw inspiration from the minutiae of daily life, and I excel in utilizing unconventional materials for fabric transformation and clothing production. Additionally, I am passionate about repairing and repurposing second-hand clothing.

Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.

Brave innovation is the best way to inherit. In life, ordinary things contain infinite creative potential, waiting patiently for designers to discover and cleverly utilize. While inheriting traditional crafts, fully utilizing everything nature has to offer can better achieve the ideal of sustainable fashion, allowing culture and nature to harmoniously coexist.


Yuchen Li_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work

This project involves the innovative transformation of old plastic traffic cone covers (referred to as cone covers) found within the community into environmentally friendly materials. Over the years, these old cone covers have become fragile, faded, and damaged due to weathering, resulting in a decrease in their reflective warning properties. Additionally, the broken and peeling plastic outer walls contribute to environmental pollution. By utilizing eco-friendly mesh for stabilization and high-temperature reshaping, the cone covers regain their toughness and strength. Moreover, they are molded into shapes that conform to the human body contours, providing a new fashionable solution for the recycling and reuse of cone covers.