Nothing like a warm breeze from the West Coast to bring a little perspective to thing (yes, that is a reference to slowgame). Anyway, as you may or may not know New England is digging out from yet another Nor’easter. Once again, I found myself standing in the middle of he road, dressed head to toe in down, with my key chain, clicking away until I heard a beep from beneath a mound of snow. Of course, my CRV was completely buried, and for whatever reason I still don’t own a shovel, so I just ended up taking the T. I am from here… so I guess I am used to it…
Speaking of from here (yeah, you know you love the transitions!), we all hail from somewhere… which just so happens to be today’s designer.
From Somewhere re-thinks the fashion industry’s rubbish, reclaiming and up-cycling as a design solution to an environmental problem.
From Somewhere, recycling since 1997, is a creative sustainable fashion label run by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci. Womenswear collections are made with luxury designer pre-consumer waste – such as proofs, swatches, production off-cuts and end of rolls – up-cycling high-end fashion and textile surplus into beautiful clothes that take into account the balance between consumption and disposal.
Reproducible in large numbers while still retaining elements of the unique, each piece is individually cut from high quality reclaimed fabrics including knitwear, cashmere, cotton shirting, silks, jerseys, tweeds and wovens. The operating principle behind the label is simple: what happens to the fashion’s industry’s production surplus and leftovers at the end of each season?
In October 2008 From Somewhere won the Designer of the Year and Innovation RE:Use award at the RE:Fashion awards.
A cool concept, great application and awesome designs… what more cold you ask for on a Tuesday night!?