CDMX’s Chava Studio Crafts Garments From an Archive of Deadstock Fabrics

Meticulously made clothing that's luxurious but intended for everyday wear

For many years, when visiting Mexico City, Olivia Villanti would visit Gilly e Hijos—the 30-year-old shirting and fabric studio owned and run by her husband’s family—to trawl through the immense archive of beautiful deadstock fabrics her husband’s uncle, Bruno Gilly Armand, collected over three decades. The treasure trove in the studio, located just steps from CDMX‘s sprawling Bosque de Chapultepec, provided Villanti with an abundance …

Designer Greg Lauren on Sustainability, Access + His Eponymous Label

From sourcing vintage garments to embracing more sustainable practices, the 10-year-old brand continues to evolve

Greg Lauren has embarked upon many creative endeavors in his time—from acting to painting—but for years now he’s been immersed in his eponymous label, which produces ready-to-wear items rooted in respect for artistry, passion for vintage, dedication to upcycling, delighting in imperfection and the belief that true style is inherently personal. The LA-based brand just released its Spring/Summer 2021 collection, “Deconstructing Americana,” and Lauren says that …

Pentimento’s Shirting From Scraps of Fabric

Atlanta designer Timothy Haught scavenges yard and sample sales for inspiration and resources

In the fashion industry, touting sustainability is commonplace now. But, many brands still lag behind—using virgin fabrics, harmful dying processes and wasting unsold items. For Atlanta-based designer Timothy Haught, the craftsman behind the brand Pentimento, using “pre-existing objects—either deadstock fabric, textiles like blankets, curtains, quilts or stuff that has already been clothing,” is his preferred resource. Not only do the rare fabrics and pre-existing garments …