This undergraduate thesis collection communicates my frustrations and fears for the future by working through the lens of my childhood. This collection takes inspiration from an early 1900’s overflowing landfill in Brooklyn. These pieces embrace the melancholic landscape of the plastic and glass littered shoreline. This grotesque environment is the byproduct of production; thus my designs highlight this dichotomy of outrageous silhouettes being constructed from discard while also becoming precious, due to the craft of reconstruction. RE(F)USE is more than a collection, it is a mentality that challenges the perspective of “waste” in the fashion industry.