2019 / La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
works on the idea of the land both literally and metaphorically. It brings up those sensations that come to us when traveling upcountry to the heart of Tierra del Fuego, the
most southern place in Latin America. We can recall a shelter made out of a tarp over some trees, or filling a drawer with the items needed to survive in the wild, all of which is strapped with a string and covered with a cloth. It also reminds us of tying a knot in a rope to fasten a mug and throwing it into the river to collect some water. Or spending a day in the wild and surviving the crude Patagonian winter.
The garments in this collection are made out of discarded raw material donated by fishermen, hunters and adventurers from the area. Its mold design is inspired by up-cycling
methods to create genderless and sizeless clothes out of the entire roll of cloth, with no waste at all. Lastly, tailoring and outdoor style blend into this classical but unique collection of clothing from the Tierra del Fuego region.
Is a collection made in Arnhem, NL. Our new home. We receive donations from neighbors, from neighbors of other neighbors. Select urban clothing (shirts and jeans) and inherited objects (wedding tablecloths). We generate simple garments, combined with bio cotton. Comfortable garments to wear at home, to work, for free time. Rethinking typologies, pants, t-shirt, tunics and coats.
We made a lookbook with our neighbors from Pels Rijckenstraat 14, learned the importance of working with those next to us. Being at home. Meeting us. “Esencial” talk about what we are.
DORA DUBA 2017/2019
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Es una colección que construimos en conjunto con mi abuela Dora, en el comedor de su casa. En cada encuentro pensamos y realizamos una prenda con MATERIA PRIMA RECICLADA. Para ello generamos una moldería con base UP-CYCLING.
La colección está inspirada en mi INFANCIA. La relación que construimos con mi abuela a desde la plata a tierra del Fuego.
DORA DUBA son todas esas sensaciones que se alojaron DENTRO DE UNA CAJA llena de OBSEQUIOS, HECHOS A MANO; prendas que ella misma confeccionaba con ropa o textiles en desuso, una bolsa de caramelos de fruta, una servilleta o un pañuelo de flores, una torta de vainilla, una CARTA escrita a mano y todo el perfume de la casa de mi abuela Dora.
My grandma has been a powerful role model for me – all I know about the trade I’ve learned from her. She’s taught me ways to re-use things that already exist, like those clothes she sent me in a parcel by post, made from others that were no longer used, or like cooking rice fritters from leftover rice.
Grandma Dora was born 78 years ago in La Plata, Argentina. She was born in the countryside, close to the river, and lived all of her life in the same place. Maybe that speaks a lot about the way she is.
One summer day when I was about eight years old, I saw her putting stitches in her torn shopping bag. She looked at me and said: “One sould always keep an upholstery needle handy,to mend from a shoe to a purse”; and that advice has remained with me till today. For her, fixing things meant giving them a fresh use, extending their useful life, thinking in a sustainable
When I call on her for mate together, I watch her cut pieces of fabric, fray them at the edges to make a napkin, or manage to make a pot out of a discarded bottle. She gave me the tools to relate to the world with modesty, respect and love. Those gestures have built me as I am.
That’s why, every time I think about making clothes, first I think of the range of clothes that exist already.
I wanted us to build this together, partly as a way of to say thank you but also as a tribute to and admiration for her. We began to get together at her place. On every meeting we would produce used clothes from a hold-all and we would deconstruct them collage-fashion as it were, and we would give them a new use.
Every piece we made together says a lot of her home style: patterned dishcloths, white courtains, checked tablecloths, her house dresses and her home life. This collection feels like homemade apple pie just out of Grandma Dora’s oven.
Juliana Garcia Bello
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 / Punta Lara, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 / Cabo Domingo, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
was built with clothes donated by neighbors and friends. Using jeans (2), shirts (9) and tablecloths (5). To reuse these garments, a simple production system was generated, with techniques based on reconstruction and zero waste patttern.
The garments that are part of this collection have common characteristics because they are part of the same heritage.
This collection reflects on the objects related to everyday life and family.
Ph. Kajol / She. Clarissa
Ph. Santiago Candelo / They. Mel & Moiz
Ph. Santiago Candelo / They. neighbors, Pels Rijckenstraat 14.
Ph. Nicolas Velazquez — Gonzalo Valenzuela / Make up. Maldek / Hair. Sebastian Cabo / She. Mariana
Ph. Zanarenco / He. Noa
Ph. Santiago Candelo / She. Cinthia.