Designer Profile: Lidia Cardone
Lidia has always been drawn to beauty in all forms. Growing up, this interest focused on fashion design, which became her constant love. For her, clothing is an exciting form of art and an expression of culture. Inspired by modern art, as well as avant gardes and subcultures, she likes to revisit classic garments. She sees sustainable fashion as the the drive to study clothes construction and to highlight the beauty of their details, such as unsewn sleeves, collars, zips, hems and seams. This is a way to keep old clothes alive and to play off of deconstructing used apparel. The top of her dress is made up of the inner seams of a black t-shirt linked to the bottom part of a bomber jacket. The skirt is a combination of a white shirt and the sleeves of the jacket. The sleeve of the shirt is turned inside out and sewed in order to arrange a pocket.