Print Edition: September 24, 2014
Melissa Walter is an English professor who specializes in Shakespeare and the early modern period of literature. She was kind enough to speak to The Cascade about her ‘drobe.
Describe your personal style.
I’d say functional. Whatever makes me feel comfortable, whatever’s simple. Also I like to wear natural fabrics like cotton and wool when I can.
You say you dress functionally, but that’s a really awesome top.
I love this top. I got it at the National School of Drama in Delhi when I was there for a conference. It was made by artisans in north India, and it’s wool. It’s a fair-trade garment. I was told that for those who can read it, the pattern woven into the trim reveals where it was made. The top reminds me of India, and being there was a really special experience for me.