Exclusive Q&A with this season’s upcoming designer, Plaid & Paisley

Q.1. What is your collection called?

Rocky Mountain Collection.

 

Q.2. What was your inspiration behind this collection?

We really wanted this F/W collection to be a Canadian take on European fashion. The pieces we have incorporated are very sophisticated, yet the fabrics we very make the garments very casual and comfortable. This collection is masculine.

 

Q4. What motivated you to get into the fashion industry?

When we started Plaid & Paisley Littles it was a recession. The poor dollar made us realize we must start supporting local Canadian companies. When in search for natural toned basics, we came up short. It seems Canada was lacking a children’s clothing company that encompassed three things: practicality, timelessness and
effortlessness.

 

Q6. What is that one thing you will always look back to?

The three of us will always look back to a simpler time; when garments were often made in Canada, or created by hand. These pieces told a story. They were not mass produced. Moms took time to care for garments, because there were not 50 loads of laundry to do.
Attention was given to clothing because they were more than just a disposable piece of fabric; they were a memory. We hope to bring back this kind of simplicity to homes in Canada.

 

 

 

Q11. What is your favorite part of designing a collection?

What we love most is using our creative process to create pieces; then throwing them out to the universe and seeing what it gives back to us.

 

Q12. How would you describe your brand in 3 words?

Practical, timeless, effortless; essentially Canadian.

 

Q13. Is there any inspirational quote you follow? And by who is it from?

“Giving back, is the new luxury.”
Late editior of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani

 

Q14. Are you planning to upsize your clothes?

Plaid & Paisley recently did some major growing up! As we had begun our journey designing clothing from 0/3months – 2T, we realized shortly that our passion was to bring clothing to an older group of children. We decided to adjust our sizing to size 2T – size 11/12.

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