Claudio Cutuli knows a thing or two about scarves, since his family has been weaving and dyeing them since 1838.
In full respect of this heritage, Cutuli is building the business by maintaining production entirely in Italy, in the Umbria region, and growing his own plants and crops to make natural fabric dyes for a veritable botanical feast. Red onion from Tropea; woad, a flowering plant that yields a blue dye; a yellow broom called Ginestrella dei Carbonai; pomegranate rind; poppy flower; blueberry; licorice from the Southern region of Calabria, and juniper are just a few of the ingredients Cutuli skillfully uses in his imaginative designs, working with the softest fabrics, including textiles made with nettle or broom yarns, cashmere and silk. Reptile inserts, Tibetan goat fur, mink and ermine further enrich the pieces.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"