Fashion Scholar Gillion Carrara’s Favorite Things

The jewelry designer and lecturer lists 20 items she loves

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Kiri watch by Masayuki Kurokawa
KIRI WATCH BY MASAYUKI KUROKAWA ($145, asiaticakc.com)
“Tremendous piece from Japan.”

 

Issues of 'Fashion Theory'
FASHION THEORY ($89, bergpublishers.com)
“A very important journal from England edited by well-known costume historians. I learn tremendously from each issue.”

 

Designer shoes
DESIGNER SHOE COLLECTION
“I see shoes as sculptural objects. I’ve traveled all over the US, Canada, Britain and Italy to study their history.”
and
DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM LADDER ($295, ID Chicago, 3337 N. Halsted St.)
“Useful for when I need to reach high shelves stacked with art books, literature, and poetry. Plus, Alfonso’s favorite color is red.”

 

Black files with acetate sleeves
BLACK FILES WITH ACETATE SLEEVES
“I use these for presentations when I lecture at national and international symposiums on the history of dress.”

 

Photography: Anna Knott

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