The first collection ‘cowgirl up’ symbolizes and visualizes the mindset and style of the designer and her brand ‘CHRISTEL’. When searching for uniqueness within her own world of re-using materials and handcraftsmanship she used her own closet as a base for the collection ’Cowgirl Up’. She Re-used her own old garments to create garments with a real value by creating handmade and hand worked fabrics such as a denim-fur suit, an engraved leather suit and a pin-up girl dress out of laser-cutted CD’s. With this collection, she also introduces her concept of consumers being able to recycle their own clothing and getting involved in this sustainable process. Cowgirl up! Because cowgirls just have more fun!