There is a small stack of beloved shirts and cotton dresses in the back of my closet. Even though they are faded and discolored, I will not toss them — instead, I’m going to attempt to dye them.
Helmut Lang had a brilliant assistant who would dye garments in the studio as we prepped for a show. Watching her transform the pieces was mesmerizing. Yesterday, a reader commented that she dyes her old shirts, which gives them a “new lease of life.” I reached out to her for advice before I give hand-dyeing a whirl. I’ll report back.
Roll-neck cable-knit wool-blend sweater
Viviane wool turtleneck sweater
Floral stretch-lace tights
Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots
Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan
Cavalier wool blazer
Aiden sleeveless cashmere top
Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps
Oversized cashmere knit top
Wool-blend turtleneck vest