last look for casa vogue brasil october



photo by kate sears

UNCOVERING OUR ROOTS. Not only do we long and search for our roots, we actually eat more roots and tubers than ever before: radishes, carrots, Jerusalem artichokes, beetroots and rare onions and potatoes are on fashionable summer menus in grilled, smoked and roasted recipes. Forgotten varieties from as long ago as medieval times are now being rediscovered, taking heirloom tastes to new heights.

This tendency towards earthly delights is a reflection of our desire to get closer to the earth – literally! – and can be translated into deep natural dyes, extra-fibrous fabrics, bulbous ceramics and sturdy furniture. Carrots are currently being developed into high-tech eco-textiles, possibly making this simplest of vegetables a cutting edge phenomena to come.