A few months back I was strolling around my neighborhood trying to figure out where I live now and I distinctly remember standing on the edge of the sidewalk and suddenly seeing in front of me this glorious floor to ceiling window storefront with simple white text saying "GGrippo art + design." I was hooked. After literally running in and asking a million times to the first person I could find I discovered that GGrippo is a sustainable clothing line using only found and recycled material to create a series of garments for men, women and children as well as hats, gloves, scarves and random knick knacks.
After the one year anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Bangladesh garment factory it's refreshing to see more brands popping up that are eco-conscious and more sustainable than many fast fashion chains out there; it's especially refreshing when they are both of those things AND good design such as GGrippo. This week for CREEM Magazine I did an interview with the designer behind the brand, Gabriel, accompanied with a photo shoot I modeled in shot by Danny Lane. Only the photos are here but you can click here to read the interview. Tonight in Williamsburg come out to GGrippo for the opening of GOED, good stuff from Holland, with a range of fashion, architectural, technological design and more. Starting at 6pm I'll be heading there but if you can't make it out tonight the show will be on display until the May 18th so you still have some time.
Photographer: Danny Lane
Hair/Makeup: Erika Arce
Model: Ashley Garner