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Humble beginnings in Pasay City, Philippines has paved a path of determination for fashion designer, Rocky Gathercole. As he begins to embark outside of the typical US fashion landmarks, next in Austin on October 30th, let’s take a step back to see how this daring designer has gone from runaway to runway, while staying true to himself and his modest roots.

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Craft is many times overlooked in fashion and architecture. All too often do we buy a garment or a piece of decor or even a new home without fully appreciating the craft and care that went into the making of the item. Madewell has craft embedded in its name, in more than just a literal sense.

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What is a lookbook? I’ve been asking myself that question over and over again as I begin to reinvent and refine Caradisegno. Scrolling through my Instagram feed one night, having total ‘blogger’s block,’ I came across an image which truly inspired me. The power of an image is when it can speak for itself.