Category : Fashion and Vintage

Diary of a small recycling /11

Diary of a small recycling /11

By Giulia Cassano Diary of a small recycling 11: the 1960s and the empowerment of women It’s Sunday afternoon and I am strolling over the second-hand market of the Sisters of the Precious Blood of Christ of Monza (near Milan) in a riot of objects: pots, cups, fabric rolls, old clothes and antique laces. I […]

Diary of a small Recycling /10

Diary of a small Recycling /10

by Giulia Cassano I decide to work on a small jacket of a weird brilliant light green colour. I take it out from a bag where I usually put old clothes; I took it from the vintage shop where I used to work: it was an old-fashioned one that nobody wanted any more. Its colour […]

Diary of a small Recycling /9

Diary of a small Recycling /9

by Giulia Cassano This time I go for an oversized, owl & bird print blouse. Its wide sleeves with golden buttons closing at cuff suggest this could be a piece of clothing from the 1980s/1990s. The first thing I want to do is cutting off as much as possible so that I can turn this […]

Diary of a small Recycling /8

Diary of a small Recycling /8

by Giulia Cassano A farewell to summer “…Her hair was as a wet fleece of gold, and each separate hair as a thread of line gold in a cup of glass. Her body was as white ivory, and her tail was of silver and pearl. Silver and pearl was her tail, and the green weeds […]

Diary of a small Recycling /7

Diary of a small Recycling /7

by Giulia Cassano “A strong sense of nostalgia for ancient wild nature pervades us all. There aren’t many antidotes to such a yearning. We have been taught to be ashamed about this desire. We let our hair become longer and then used it to hide our feelings. But the shadow of the wild woman always […]

Diary of a small Recycling /6

Diary of a small Recycling /6

by Giulia Cassano Identikit of the original dress: Coat bought at the usual flea market at the Bonola Shopping Centre in Milan. Size 42, colour pink. It is approximately a 1990s shoulder pad dress with comfortable cut. For the photo shoot I decide to match it to a burgundy velvet mini dress edged with black […]

Diary of a small Recycling /5

Diary of a small Recycling /5

    by Giulia Cassano  “’Cause we are living
in a material world
And I am a material girl” The dress comes from my aunt’s cabinet, worn to a wedding. My childhood memories surface when I look at it.  It is definitely emblematic of the 1980s: a knee-length, shoulder pad shift dress, toned down by a very precious […]

Diary of a small Recycling/4

Diary of a small Recycling/4

by Giulia Cassano My starting point is a simple and plain dress which I found in the petticoats’ corner of a vintage shop. It dates back to the 1970s at the latest. It’s light and transparent and catches my eye due to the soft and pale colour of the fabric, at a glance a viscose […]

Diary of a small recycling /3

Diary of a small recycling /3

by Giulia Cassano   “Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart” (Coco Chanel)   This time I pull the dress out of a box where I keep the garments gathered over time. I bought it at a street market in Milan, perhaps at the fair of Senigallia, one of the most famous […]

Diary of a small recycling /2

Diary of a small recycling /2

by Giulia Cassano   The street fair along the banks of the Naviglio (the famous canal area of Milan) is always a good place to look at beautiful vintage objects. It’s a gloomy Sunday, I am strolling with no money in my pocket and suddenly it occurs to me that there’s another interesting place a […]

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