The Outfits in Dash & Lily Will Take You on a Tour to All of New York City's Greatest Thrift Stores
If you're the type of person who scours Etsy for treasures to add to your wardrobe, and loves a good thrift store shopping spree, the fashion on Netflix's Dash & Lily will speak to you. The eight episode series stars Midori Francis as Lily and Euphoria's Austin Abrams as Dash, who end up in a spontaneous, whirlwind romance during the holidays in New York, not unlike that of the one in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. In fact, the show is a screen adaptation of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, which was written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the co-authors behind Nick and Norah's story that originated in 2006. Nick Jonas is one of the executive producers on the project, so it's safe to say there's also a pretty solid soundtrack for you to listen to while you digest all this epic fashion.
"Lily would be a real Etsy gal. All the way. And she would definitely know everyone at her local thrift and fabric stores."
Enter costume designer Cristina Spiridakis, who knows just about every thrift store in New York City like the back of her hand. Many of the pieces in the show came from iconic shops in New York like Beacon's Closet, Lovefield Vintage in Kingston, Awoke Vintage, Alter Friends, 10 ft Single by Stella Dallas, and threads from B&J Fabrics, which Spiridakis used to hand-make some of the clothes. After all, we find out in episode one that Midori's character Lily makes her own clothes. "Lily would be a real Etsy gal. All the way. And she would definitely know everyone at her local thrift and fabric stores," Cristina assured POPSUGAR.
We love to hear that, as a designer, Cristina has been trying to take a more sustainable approach to fashion, which is why this project was so important to her. "Rather than being able to purchase what they see in the series, I hope that viewers are inspired to support smaller local retailers and makers, revamp an old favourite piece of theirs, or take the extra time to scour thrift and consignment shops for special pieces because, I am telling you, you will find real gems if you take the time!"
While many fans enjoy shopping the clothes right off their favourite characters' backs, we have a feeling Cristina's commitment to originality will inspire them to go vintage shopping in the very near future. Ahead, get a breakdown of the standout pieces from the show, and find out the hard and fast rules Cristina and the wardrobe team set in place before shopping for the characters.