Karrueche Tran Shares Sustainable Fashion Brands
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It’s been a pretty long year for Karrueche Tran. The 34-year-old actor, model and influencer has balanced everything from himself. Kae jewelry line starring on claws and Bel-Air. But her multi-hyphen evolution is far from over. Tran’s most recent business has taken her to new territory as an executive producer and host.”motorcycle country,” fashion contest series on Fuse TV.
While she’s never acted as a reality TV host before, the opportunity is too good to pass up because of the competition’s unique sustainability focus.
“I was intrigued because I felt it was different from any other fashion contest,” Tran told POPSUGAR. “It’s fun and creative, but it’s informative and shows viewers how we can be mindful of how we waste clothes and household items to help save our planet.”
The series combines the worlds of fashion and upmarket culture by showcasing aspiring designers and upgraders from around the country. Their mission is to turn previously discarded items into simulated clothing items. Joining Tran as judge are upscaling innovator Peder Cho and fashion designer Jérôme LaMaar.
In each episode, three contestants tore, ripped, stapled, burned, hammered, and sewn to overcome two challenges to win cash prizes. From taking away discarded denim jeans and turning them into a new functional jacket, to repurposing old Oreo bags into a couture handbag, they use raw talent. to create something spectacular in style out of nothing.
“I really enjoyed being able to watch these designers create in real time,” says Tran. “All of them take each challenge seriously and give their best. I’m very surprised with what the designers have created.”
“There are so many different ways we can recycle and repurpose old clothes and household items into fun and creative items.”
A memorable — and somewhat stressful — moment for Tran? When she and the other judges, Cho and LaMaar, were simply confused and unable to decide the winner.
“That episode was so talented and we went back and forth for a while,” she recalls. “It was a moment that really showed that we really care about our role.”
With all eight episodes of the first season of “Upcycle Nation” now streaming, Tran hopes the show will inspire viewers to get creative and start upgrading their own wardrobes. “There are so many different ways we can recycle and repurpose old clothes and household items into fun and creative things,” she said.
Previously, Tran shared some sustainable fashion brand she’s going shopping right now, plus the well-groomed look she shows for any chic dress-up occasion.