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Inside the studio…. gr.dano

Putting together an outfit, building a wardrobe is the part of the fashion industry I am familiar with. The actual design process and environment where clothing is conceived is something of a mystery. How would you design a collection? Where do you begin? gr.dano is a San Francisco design team who let us have a peek into their studio at 440 Brannan. Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer began this line in 2003. Jill from a marketing/business background, and Brian from a graphic design background design the gr.dano line with depth and uniqueness. Their pieces are all produced in San Francisco, and they are currently moving toward integrating organic fabrics in their collections.

In the interview, we had a wonderful conversation about the inspiration process:

The studio where they work:
A section of the Spring 2008 sketchbook:
Jacket inspired by the book How to wrap an egg… Japanese egg wrapping.
I tried on a few of items from the fall collection, I was really amazed by how well made they were an how the cuts seemed to just fit my body so well.Photos are taken by the lovely Kimberley Schumacher. Thank you!

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Discussion

13 comments for “Inside the studio…. gr.dano”

  1. WOW… you look so great!!!
    I jstu discovered a new designer here in Heidelberg!!! Well actually he was discovered before by i-D, but he lives here (that’s so unbelivable) and is really good and I’m going to make a portrait on him soon.
    It’s so cool that you went there and took the pictures and tried stuff on. I always love to see how things develop and where they come from ♥

    Posted by mahret | October 12, 2007, 12:09 pm
  2. I really enjoy reading your post, it’s great. I love the white jacket you wear, it looks very cool.

    Posted by atelier | October 12, 2007, 1:17 pm
  3. great post. you should do more like these:)

    Posted by Diana @ So Fash'on | October 12, 2007, 4:48 pm
  4. Thanks for introducing us to this line Jennine! I love the details in the coats. I’m always interested in knowing about the work that goes into the end product. Great peek inside a designers world!!

    Posted by Sandra Mendoza-Daly | October 12, 2007, 5:30 pm
  5. the black dress looks really good on you! nice post!

    Posted by Fenke | October 13, 2007, 5:57 am
  6. oh thank you so much.. i really enjoyed doing this post… it’s really great to get out there and actually meet designers in person

    Posted by jennine | October 13, 2007, 8:20 am
  7. That red coat is a show stopper. You can just look at it and see how technically well executed it is.

    Posted by riz | October 13, 2007, 9:21 am
  8. jennine this post is SOOO amazing!
    Great job girl :)

    Posted by Bobble Bee | October 13, 2007, 8:34 pm
  9. That black dress looks fabulous on you! I’m jealous.

    Posted by fashion evolution | October 14, 2007, 8:38 pm
  10. very cool. and that black dress is amazing

    Posted by Candid Cool | October 15, 2007, 8:46 am
  11. That red jacket is … um … um … I love it.

    Posted by Victoria E | October 15, 2007, 8:00 pm
  12. To think that the red coat was inspired by an egg wrapper is amazing… their lines seem so soft and round. Really lovely and flattering-that dress looks great!

    Posted by In Yr Fshn | October 16, 2007, 7:05 am
  13. Sigh…much as I wantwantwant those clothes, I am totally disheartened that I cannot buy How to Wrap and Egg. I have seen it mentioned before and I am sooooo curious.

    You look stunning by the way.

    Posted by marimello | October 17, 2007, 9:37 am

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