I think people need fantasy,” says Indian Summer vintage boutique owner Adria Garcia. “Especially as depression increases with what’s going on in the world.”
What’s going on in the world—a pandemic, have you heard?—might make this feel like a weird moment to celebrate fashion (especially if you still haven’t changed out of those quarantine sweats). But the events of this year opened a lot of us up to the truth about our consumption, like how much a loyal dinner order can mean to a neighborhood restaurant, or what getting boxes on boxes shipped to us at an inhuman speed actually means for the environment. It’s time we interrogated fashion in the same way.
“It doesn’t mean that I don’t have designer stuff. It doesn’t mean occasionally that I don’t splurge,” Garcia says. “It’s just about being more conscious.” That can mean pairing vintage gloves or shimmery ’90s crop tops with pieces made by locals, by BIPOC designers, or by a company committed to going beyond a size 18. All to create a look that’s stay-home friendly with a touch of fantasy. After all, Garcia says, “Fashion is just dress-up forever.” —Zoe Sayler
(Above) Adria: Caftan, Desert Vintage. Yoruba shoes, Adria’s own. Cascading Plate necklace (inquire for pricing) and Monsoon earrings ($172), Ohme. Kairi: Double SS Dress ($124), Oeuf. Shrug, vintage.
I think people need fantasy, especially as depression increases with what’s going on in the world. You need to see things in a more fantastical way. —Adria Garcia
Fashion is just dress-up forever. —Adria Garcia
Photographer Elizabeth Rudge
Models / Stylists Adria, Craig, and Kairi
Hair and Makeup Castle Cooke
Photography Assistant Dana Waldron
Editor's note: Some items featured in this fashion shoot may no longer be available.
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