It was when fashion designer Pia Interlandi was preparing her beloved grandfather for his funeral, complete in his best suit and leather shoes, that she realised her calling was in death wear. “Doing up his leather shoes…I was just like ‘where is he going to be walking?’ Really. He doesn’t need shoes,” the quietly-spoken, black-clad 26-year-old said.
The experience helped prompt Interlandi to create her “shroud” clothing, hemp and silk garments designed to wrap the body and head, which she hopes can provide personalised and sympathetic coverings for the dead.
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