Grandma Stories

Photo: 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

Grandma Stories

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Photo: 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

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Grandma Stories

Photo: 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

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Grandma Stories

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Photo: 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

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Grandma Stories

Photo: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

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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

Photo: 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

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Pink

frost

Thistle

brown

Photo: Mara Corsino

Creative Direction + Styling: Ana Tess

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).

Grandma Stories

Photo: 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

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Grandma Stories

Photo: 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

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
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Grandma Stories

Photo: 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

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Grandma Stories

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Photo: 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

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
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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

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Grandma Stories

Photo: 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

Photo: 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

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