Gabriela Hearst showed her Spring/Summer 2022 collection in New York, a deeply personal mix of arty details, sustainable materials, and multiple handcrafted-collabs from the Americas. After the “genius nun” Hildegard de Bingen who inspired her last Fall/Winter 2021 collection, Hearst chose trailblazing New York art dealer Hester Diamond, who was her spirit guide for Spring/Summer 2022.
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This season, she collaborated with her beloved Manos del Uruguay as well as Madres & Artesanas Tex in Bolivia and weavers from the Navajo nation. “It’s been an amazing experience”, said Hearst. The former were responsible for a couple of gorgeous chunky runas, and the latter for pieces in a finer gauge multicolor crochet based on a swirling, abstract painting Hearst made with her children.
On the sustainability front, Hearst experimented with natural dyes this season – producing the pinks and fluorescent greens – “One of the things we were working on is botanical dyeing”, Hearst said. She also showed fringe covered totes, cork sandals and raffia platforms made in collaboration with Robert Clergerie.
Nearly 40 percent of the collection was made from deadstock materials – and that is not good enough. Hearst wants her Pre-Fall collection to be made from 100 percent recycled or deadstock materials.
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