It’s the most recent version of Jews of Philly Trend, introducing you to the Chosen few who gown our metropolis. They could combine wool and linen, however they’ve acquired some sturdy opinions on mixing stripes with florals. On this house, we’ll discuss to designers, sellers, patrons, influencers, fashions and extra. This week, we spoke to Rachel Mednick.
For nearly 10 years, Rachel Mednick, 33, labored on promoting new garments to new mother and father — her kids’s clothes line, Lucy & Leo, remains to be stocked at shops throughout the nation, together with three in Philadelphia and one in Kennett Sq.. However Mednick’s new venture is kind of completely different.
Nowadays, Mednick, an adjunct teacher at her alma mater Drexel College, is making an attempt to persuade customers, clothes producers and the budding designers in her courses to radically rethink their relationship to new garments. Which is to say: shopping for a lot, a lot much less of it.
“We’re making approach an excessive amount of. And we’re consuming approach an excessive amount of,” Mednick stated. “And it simply will get incinerated or put in a landfill in a spot like Africa, and I don’t assume that’s proper. It’s our trash. It’s our downside. And we have to cope with it right here.”
The Fishtown resident was initially drawn to trend by the inventive potentialities of design. Mednick joined the battle for sustainable clothes as she gained a higher understanding of the waste, air pollution and subpar labor practices that produce the world’s new clothes.
Mednick, who’s a member of the sustainability committee of the Philadelphia Trend & Garment Trade Job Drive and a member of the Philadelphia Trend Incubator Advisory Council, spoke about good denims, landfills and Jackie O.
What’s the final e-book you learn?
“The Editor,” by Steven Rowley. Jackie O is on the quilt, which made me seize it instantly. I’m now studying “Such a Enjoyable Age” by Philadelphian Kiley Reid.
What clothes pattern would you wish to see make a comeback?
Not a lot come again however proceed: I’d like to see folks persevering with to buy classic and secondhand as their major type of buying, and make carrying the identical outfit time and again cool. We don’t want so many garments, and must put on what we have already got in our closets.
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What’s one thing you’ll be able to’t consider you used to put on?
These choker necklaces that seem like tattoos. They had been actually cool within the ’90s.
What’s the very best quality in a good friend?
Honesty and coronary heart. I consider the great pals inform you the reality, even when it’s exhausting to listen to, and can be there for you it doesn’t matter what.
Can any fashion tip be really common?
Denims and a white T-shirt. pair of denims that match nicely could make anybody look good.
What merchandise of clothes ought to extra folks be carrying?
Those already of their closets. We have now an enormous trend disaster proper now — one rubbish truckload of clothes goes into the landfill each second, in accordance with the Ellen MacArthur Basis. Store your individual closet and be inventive, be taught to see clothes as material, not as “shirt” or “gown.” Can you’re taking your cardigan and put it on backwards to create a wholly new look?
What particular person’s fashion do you admire?
Jackie Onassis. I really like a traditional classic look.
Who’s an thrilling designer in Philadelphia who folks aren’t speaking about sufficient?
Kim McGlonn from Grant Blvd. She is among the smartest folks I’ve ever met, and utilizing her model as a change agent in each the style business and within the Philadelphia neighborhood.
What expertise would you most wish to have?
I’d love to have the ability to play musical devices with ease. I really like the concept of it, however simply don’t have the knack for it.
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