sophie andes-gascon special

sophie ag:jimmy t1
I really enjoy the making process, and I found that a lot of the people I went to school with really don’t. Not just enjoying designing, but I really enjoy working with my hands and doing all the little beading and fabric treatments. I almost treat the fabric like a canvas when I’m working with it at first. I really love making but I also love what comes after; as I’m making I’m already thinking about how do I want to shoot this? I take a lot of photos and I like to shoot them on my friends.
sophie ag:jimmy t2
I really love aging the clothes and making them feel already a little worn. When I buy vintage clothes, I really love the feel of an already worn t-shirt, or jeans that are already nice and soft. Anything I make shouldn’t feel hard or rigid, so I wash a lot of my clothes and stain them and wash them again and dye them, so they feel like someone’s already touched them. There’s a lot of dyeing and a lot of beading and stuff, just to make things seem friendly and like there’s been some love put into it.
sophie ag:jimmy t3
When I go back to Brazil every year, everything is changing so fast and my whole family is obsessed with Abercrombie and there’s all this stuff that I see around them that’s so beautiful that no one is noticing. Like, nobody pays any attention to (an older family friend of mine) and everyone was so shocked that I would like, choose to do a photoshoot with her and use her as a model.
sophie ag:jimmy t4
Then everyone was like, ‘she’s so beautiful!’ I was also really inspired by her clothes so I did a trade with her. I bought her some new dresses and gave her a couple of things I made, and I took some of her really old and worn dresses and rags that she had had for like, forty years, fifty years to sort of study the stains and study the fabric, and even use some of her rags for pieces and stuff.
sophie ag:jimmy t6
I’m trying to understand what I’m doing and why I even enjoy this so much, cause it’s really difficult. I just like doing what I do. I could do a lot of other things but it just so happened that I make clothes. It’s cool to see these things on people. People transform these things that we make; it’s no longer a static piece. It becomes a moving piece and anyone who wears it makes it so different- the people make the clothes. And the clothing is really meant to be consumed. It doesn’t really work if it’s not, I think.
sophie ag:jimmy t5
I’m a pretty lighthearted person, so I sometimes wish everyone would take a breath. Just giggle a little bit, be a little more compassionate. If we were all just nicer to each other, didn’t care so much or didn’t think so hard. Let it go sometimes, relax, take a deep breath. Just love a lot!

sophie ag:jimmy t7

Alexandra Marzella and Jimmy Tagliaferri wear all clothing Sophie Andes-Gascon

photography Jimmy Tagliaferri

styling Mitch McGuire and Samantha Thomas