Esquire|The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019
“I grew up antiquing in and around the South and in New England, where my parents are from,” says Bode. “We sewed and made collages regularly; I thought that was normal.”
While the fashion world is saturated with clothes not meant to last longer than a season, Bode’s work is intended as more than an impulse purchase. The fabrics she uses—antique quilts, old lace tablecloths, vintage saris—are far from the synthetics of fast fashion, and people are noticing. Her designs won her runner-up in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2018 and, in 2019, the CFDA Award for Emerging Designer of the Year.
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The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019