Dolan Geiman: Chicago's Reused Threads


Synchrinicity is fun. The Umbrella Inside Out competitions mean constant recycling of the idea of fashion re-use in my noggin. Accordingly, last week I asked Lindsey Boland, proprietress of Wicker Park's Habit for leads on Chicago-area re-fabulists. She led me to "clothes whisperer" Dolan Geiman. Lo and behold, he showed up on my Google Alert soon after, since his reinventions appeared on the local ABC affiliate news. The local news? Does this mean fashion forward re-use has officially become mainstream and we can stop prattling on about it? Remains to be seen. Just like Dolan's work: keep reading.

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