Material By Product

Dear Shaded Viewers,

A few years ago Sonny Vandevelde was in Trieste at ITS and he met Susan Maria Dimasi and Chantal McDonald, the two designers from Melbourne that are behind the label Material By-Product. Sonny thought that I’d appreciate their work and so I asked them to meet me at a cafe around the corner from my apartment.
Chantal McDonald and Susan Maria Dimasi and a dog that happened to pass by the studio that day and blended in very well with the decor.

DP: How and why did you make the decision to open your company?

Susan: It was a combination of pure consciousness, naivety and a lucky

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.