The latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series teaches you how to whip up a present for the significant other you may not have seen for a while.
The environmentalist precept of “reduce, reuse, recycle” is an aesthetic touchstone for the designer Emily Bode, isolating since mid-March in British Columbia. Since graduating from Parsons a few years ago, she has established herself as a maverick presence on the men’s wear scene, her quirky designs attracting the attention of awards committees as well as a passionate fan base.
The notion of repurposing whatever is at hand was thus no challenge for Ms. Bode, who often makes clothes from vintage and scavenged materials of all sorts, including French mattress ticking, quilts, embroidered tablecloths and even old pennies.
For this project, she proposed making a “sweetheart” T-shirt as a present for that significant other you may not have seen IRL for some time.