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Nicole Deponte Creates Statement Jewelry From Recycled Ties

 - Jun 11, 2009   Updated: May 11 2011
References: nicoledeponte & treehugger
Nicole Deponte has found a use for old mens ties that is both fashionable and eco-friendly. Her 'Lillian Asterfield Collection' is made of neck ties that are turned into beautiful accessories.

The tie designs, which are made of poly and silk, are braided, painted, beaded and buttoned to create gorgeous statement necklaces. Take a look at Nicole Deponte's 'Lillian Asterfield' collection above.

Implications - The concept of feminizing menswear is very popular in the fashion industry. From tailored menswear to bow ties, female fashion is changing in an effort to let fashionistas have a more masculine presence while maintaining their femininity. By creating jewelry from menswear, designers such as Nicole Deponte have successfully managed to draw attention.