Shop Talk: Inspired Style

A St. Louis native launches a fashion brand with a mission.

 

You can tell a lot about a person from her Twitter profile. Take Genevieve Cortinovis’ tag that reads, “I hoard textiles; little things that tell big stories.” It explains the St. Louis native’s road from working historian—situated in France and Cambodia—to fashion designer on a mission through her new company, Dipped and Dyed. Standing firm behind the belief that textiles “offer rich threads for unraveling complex histories,” the enthusiast found a way to mesh traditional textile processes still practiced by artisans in Cambodia and India with contemporary design. She partnered with craftspeople in Phnom Penh and Goel to create a line of beautiful hand-painted and ikat resortwear, which she launched this year under the Dipped and Dyed label. Sales of the covetable tunics, tees and trousers also serve as sources of income for her befriended at-risk communities. Visit dippedanddyed.com for more info.

 

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Dipped and Dyed

Dipped and Dyed

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Dipped and Dyed

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Dipped and Dyed

 

Photo credit: Courtesy of Genevieve Cortinovis

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