20 Oct
Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci turn waste into items of want

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Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci (the creative minds behind From Somewhere) make some crazy cute clothes for the ladies. The duo has been recycling fashion since 1997. Up-cycling really—and it shows. Most fashion like this has a hard time competing with traditional high-end garments for rack space. Not the case here, these two definitely know how to take textile surplus and turn it into beautiful clothes. Each piece in their womenswear collections are individually cut from high quality reclaimed fabrics including knitwear, cashmere, cotton shirting, silks, jersey, tweeds and wovens. Think luxury designer pre-consumer waste. Basically the stuff other designs toss out: proofs, swatches, productions off-cuts and end of rolls. The fashion industry is notorious for over-producing. The big bummer is that a lot of the stuff they toss out is often intact, still beautiful and obviously useable—the proof is right here. The duo also happens to be the founders and curators of the British Fashion Council Estethica at London Fashion Week.

Their online shop is currently under construction, but they do have a store on Portobello Road in London if you happen to be in the neighborhood.

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