Miguel may be a Grammy Award winner and celebrated music artist since his 2010 debut album All I Want Is You, but his creative prowess spans beyond composing songs. The singer, songwriter and all-around artist, who is also a supporter of vegan restaurants and food choices, has recently launched his own sustainability-focused fashion label, called Schedule 1 Concepts.
The new designer’s debut collection, called S1C Core, is made up of 10 pieces including T-shirts, hoodies, moto-inspired sweatpants, a yukata shirt, cardigan, maxi dress, and tote.
“Schedule 1 Concepts is pretty much sh*t I want to wear, produced sustainably and ethically because I got tired of it not existing,” said Miguel in an Instagram post announcing his new venture. The S1C Core debut has since launched with some pieces sold out in certain sizes and others available for pre-order.
The S1C Core T-shirts and hoodies are all produced with 100% EcoLife cotton (the exact blend of recycled and BCI cotton is unconfirmed). The tote, which is available in black and natural, is produced with an eco-twill made up of 60% recycled plastic water bottles and 40% organic cotton. Miguel utilized upcycled jersey for the maxi dress and deadstock materials for other garments like heavyweight French terry for the moto sweatpants (which are developed in collaboration with designer Des Pierrot), shag cotton for the cardigan, and iridescent silk-cotton blend for the yukata shirt.
Miguel’s distinct yet evolving style is the result of him continuously breaking the mold of what’s expected. It’s heard within his music and a representation of his own multi-cultural background. S1C is no different.
“It’s about being edgy while still staying optimistic. I love the idea of sustainable things,” Miguel told PAPER. “But when I go to look for them, often they’re clothed for people who sort of live a completely different lifestyle. Like, I don’t do yoga, you know what I mean?”
This isn’t Miguel’s first foray into fashion or apparel. In 2017, he tapped LA-based brand Pleasures for a special merch collection centered around his album War & Leisure. Then last year, he designed two T-shirt drops for DirectRelief.org to benefit frontline works and for BLD PWR, an organization that builds and trains an inclusive community of entertainers and athletes to advance radical social change.
It’s exciting to see multifaceted artists use their creative platforms to focus more on change, especially when addressing something personal to them. This is only the beginning for Miguel’s Earth-friendly Schedule 1 Concepts. Although it would be ideal to have greater transparency on the materials and production process behind the collection, having the focus on bringing sustainable designs to a diverse audience beyond what’s typical is a start we’re all about.
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