By Ana Dinuta
My name is Ana Dinuta and I would describe myself as a creative spirit with an analytical education. I'm actually an experienced building architect that at some point decided that she would very much appreciate seeing her ideas 'built' more often. That was the moment when I started studying fashion design and pattern design and afterward experimenting with all pieces of fabric that got into my hands and reading and researching a lot.
And then - as I also love to make myself useful - the question came naturally: 'Does the world really needs me to design some new clothing item?'.
I didn't find the answer quite easily but I started studying fashion styling as means of refreshing the look with the clothes already in the closet (the first reuse method I saw). And one step forward, as designing is still my best asset, I started common.parts – brand and manifesto. This is an up-cycling luxury womenswear brand that works with textile waste that resulted from the cutting process at clothing factories or other types of discarded fabrics and aims for a 'zero waste' process for the entire production cycle. Classic patterns and fits, with a minimum of transformations, deconstructed in a modular manner, and patchwork-like textures together with handmade sewing and appliqués shape our collections. We believe in slow fashion as we make unique items (they could never be identically reproduced due to the scarcity of similar fabrics) and discourage 'compulsive' buying as we only work on custom orders.