12_1_22 / Vintage
While sifting between school uniforms and Goodwill sweaters, old costumes and familial heirlooms, creatives Clay Stephen Gardner and Mary Sucaet found overflows of inspiration amongst the all-too familiar. After taking a visit to Mary’s childhood home, they both constructed timelessly innovative ensembles out of the otherwise-seeming mundane or dull. From pairing vintage handkerchiefs with uniform skirts, and embroidered leather alongside lace stockings, their orchestrated collection shows how the residents of a childhood home’s basement can instill a lifelong affinity for well-made, and well-loved, clothing.
PHOTOGRAPHY_ CLAY STEPHEN GARDNER
STYLING_ MARY SUCAET
MODELS_ MADELYN WHITLEY / MARGO WHITLEY (NEW YORK MODELS)