Grandma Stories

Fashion

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Fashion

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

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Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

HASSON

Fashion

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

No items found.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories
Fashion

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

No items found.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Pink

frost

Thistle

brown

Super talented stylist-turned-photographer Thistle Browne and stylist Heathermary Jackson — both in New Zealand during COVID-19 lockdowns — traveled to Rangitoto Island, a dormant volcano off the coast of Central Auckland, to shoot the new campaign for New Zealand jewelry designer Jasmin Sparrow. The shoot showcases Sparrow’s timeless gold and silver jewelry, and a beautiful collection of hand-beaded bras and skull caps designed with Glen Prentice. Models wore mainly vintage from Search and Destroy and Brownstone Cowboys’ collection, combined with some local, sustainable brands and New Zealand gumboots (rainboots).
Photography: Thistle Brown
Styling: Heathermary Jackson
Designers: Jasmin Sparrow and Glen Prentice
Models: Charlotte Moffatt, Nina Katungi, Obadiah Russon

Grandma Stories

Fashion

May 18, 2022

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Chapter 3: Conclusion

Lycra, like many other materials, can be reused without going through a recycling process. We can build a better world by being more mindful of what we throw away – instead finding creative ways to re-use items while having fun!

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Fashion
May 18, 2022

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Chapter 3: Conclusion

Lycra, like many other materials, can be reused without going through a recycling process. We can build a better world by being more mindful of what we throw away – instead finding creative ways to re-use items while having fun!

Sarah Gidick @pornforwomen

Occupation: Social Media Strategist and Writer

Holidays you celebrate? Christmas

Charities you support? Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- This organization raises orphaned wildlife (primarily elephants) that have lost their mothers to poaching. It's the world's most successful elephant rescue and rehabilitation program - something everyone can get on board with.

Businesses you support? I am a huge fan of Susanna Chow This mother-daughter duo lovingly craft the most whimsical, beautiful beaded accessories - everything is made by hand and each item is super special. Épice, created by Danish designers, is another small brand I love. Their scarves are beautiful, high quality and unique - expect loads of compliments.  For jewelry, I can't get enough of Maria Black. Her Liv hoops are the most perfect, lightweight earrings to ever exist.

Other advice?  In the spirit of sustainability and thoughtfulness, I think it's best to give things that the recipient will actually love and use. I seek out items that are well-made and often have a charming story behind them. I'm lucky to live in Paris and be able to visit a brocante (flea market) to find gifts like vintage tiaras (for your Miu Miu obsessed friend) or silver toast caddy gifted with "Poilâne," a must-have cookbook by the world-famous bread bakery. You don't need to spend a lot to make an impact -- just put some thought into it.

Wynn Hamlyn Crawshaw @wynnhamlyn

Occupation: Fashion Designer


Charities you support? Any charity that people want to support helps and is a super thoughtful gift to give someone for Christmas. I particularly like Trees that Count - Te Rahi o Tane. I like it for Christmas because at this time of year there is so much consumerism and travelling, and our carbon footprint balloons in size. It’s a good way to help mitigate that effect directly. Trees that count is a New Zealand one, but there are similar ones in all countries


Businesses to support? My favorite thing, person and brand is called Lucky Dip. It’s by my friend Tuhi and he makes shirts from reclaimed and recycled fabrics. He makes them himself, locally here in New Zealand. They are incredible

Georgina Graham  @_georginagraham_

Occupation: Make-up artist

Holidays you celebrate? We celebrate Christmas. Not for religious reasons, we are atheists as a couple, but for cultural fun because we have 5-year-old twins. We get a tree and decorate the house. We exchange gifts but we also do a lot for our community and give to charity and teach our little ones the importance of being useful and helpful in society.

Charities you support?  We get calendars from Advent of Change and we contribute money gifts to womankind worldwide. We also do an advent food box which is 25 days of collecting food to donate to a women and children's shelter near where we live as well as do a clothing and toy drive.

Businesses you support? We are supporting local community business and artisanal crafts fairs by buying from them so as to keep local and help our community and local economy.

Other sustainable ideas? We make cakes/pies /chutneys and jams to give to friends and loved ones.

Other advice? Less is more for us. We don't need anything. We do give gifts to people who work for us and our colleagues as gestures of love. We try to just give for the children or grandparents and would rather help our community.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Sally wears Marni knitted patchwork trousers, vintage Jeremy Scott leather sunglasses from Fabulous Fannies, Halston silk shirt & hood from Arara Archive. Pony rein by Collina Strada. Kids own clothes
Sally wears vintage sunglasses Fabulous Fannies, Hillier Bartley lamé kimono and vintage blue lizard coat from Arara Archive.
Sally wears Marni knitted patchwork trousers, Balenciaga green wellies, blue PVC coat from Arara Archive
Sally wears Balenciaga fleece trousers, vintage tee & T neck from Arara Archive
Sally wears Collina Strada star hoodie, Balenciaga wellies, Korean fishing trousers and sequin scarf from Arara Archive

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Fashion

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Chapter 3: Conclusion

Lycra, like many other materials, can be reused without going through a recycling process. We can build a better world by being more mindful of what we throw away – instead finding creative ways to re-use items while having fun!

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Fashion
May 18, 2022

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Fashion

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Chapter 3: Conclusion

Lycra, like many other materials, can be reused without going through a recycling process. We can build a better world by being more mindful of what we throw away – instead finding creative ways to re-use items while having fun!

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps

Grandma Stories

Fashion
May 18, 2022

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Grandma Stories

Fashion

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Purposing to support sustainability and our planet. Lycra, as it’s used in hosiery, is one of the most common and fragile of materials. Throughout my childhood in Russia, I saw my grandmother reusing ripped tights for all sorts of domestic uses. For this fashion story "Grandma Stories", we were inspired by the versatility and fragility of hosiery, conceptualizing ideas beyond what we typically see it used for.

Chapter 1: Household Usage

Bag for onions

Due to their friable nature, onions are better stored in a sealed, dry bag. What better than an old pair of tights.

Broom case

Straw tends to peel, therefore the “shorts” from your tights would do a great job holding broom ends together.

Artwork

Senga Nengudi’s work was an inspiration as an easy transition from the gallery to the apartment. Tights attached to the walls look impressive and can be used for the floors as lycra collects more dust than any Swiffer.

Chapter 2: Rethinking the hosiery

My grandmother would spend her rainy days in the countryside crafting.

Rugs

One of the most memorable items she made were rugs. By cutting a few pairs of old tights into tiny elastics, she would make fun, durable rugs. For this story, I made one too, channeling my grandmother’s skills here in New York.

Bras and hair ties

Using the same technique, I also experimented by making a bra for one of the outfits. Leftover elastics were made for the hairstyles.

Holes

It’s very easy to get a hole in your tights. My grandmother used to do her stitching artwork on the hole. Thicker wool creates a special design that feels ornamental. Just like a healed wound, the patch reminds you of each small incident that happened during the life of your tights.

Chapter 3: Conclusion

Lycra, like many other materials, can be reused without going through a recycling process. We can build a better world by being more mindful of what we throw away – instead finding creative ways to re-use items while having fun!

Photography: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

Hair: Kazu Katahira

Makeup: Yui Ishibashi at Defacto Inc

Talent: Nyla at The Industry, Aliza Russel

Special Thanks to: Wolford, Falke, FabScraps