The format of this Spring ’16 Couture crew Today Caitlin price. Fashion East, Lulu Kennedy incubator for some of the brightest talent and direction of London, has promoted the likes of Meadham Kirchhoff and Marques Almeida JWAnderson. Now in its fifteenth year, the organization has announced the formation of its spring program 2016 Come September 19 Designer Richard Malone, This Is uniform Jenna and Caitlin Price will present their collections to the international press; We found all three. Last Delivery Today: Caitlin price, ready for his second season with the oriental fashion designer, which are the daily food in the UK as a tracksuit with inventions that are anything but ordinary riffs.
How would you introduce someone to your label’s aesthetic?
We base it around casualwear silhouettes. People describe it as “sports-luxe,” but I think that is quite a general term because it’s not practical in any way! We elevate everyday pieces like tracksuits and sweatshirts through our approach to textiles and fabric manipulation, using a combination of real and synthetic silks. [It’s about] elevating those pieces into a fantasy wardrobe. Could you speak about how the time you spent studying under Louise Wilson at Central Saint Martins has influenced you?
I had a rough time in the MA. I took a year to kind of figure things out in between, so all in all I was there over the course of three years. [Louise] had a huge, huge impact on my designs, because she forced you to constantly question everything you were doing. There are a lot of people who she kind of steered in one direction or another, but with me, she kind of left me on my own to figure it out. I found the working environment at Saint Martins very difficult to function in, so I did spend a lot of time working on my own at home, and then I would go and see her. She was always on my side. She pushed me and pushed me, and I kept going until I found something within my work that was going to become a collection. That’s when I started incorporating the textiles into my work, because before [it] was always along the luxury sportswear [lines], in that realm. It was far more stripped-back. I did dresses and jackets and outerwear using high-performance fabrics; it was very minimal and clean. It was when I was in the MA when I found another element to bring into the story of what I was doing, which is how we’ve developed it since. [Louise] could find that unexpected element in your work. You participated in Fashion East last season. What was the experience like for you as an emerging designer?
It was amazing. It happened really quickly—I found out just before Christmas, and then the show was in February. We were working from my house—we didn’t have a studio, so I had interns staying over around the clock. It all came together very quickly, but I just trusted my instincts. I had a strong idea of what I wanted to do from the beginning. We did all the textiles ourselves, all the hand-sewing. We did not sleep! It was a very intense few weeks, but it was exactly how I imagined it in the end.
It’s a continuation of the same story, but it’s about summertime, about girls partying. Our brand is very much about the personality of the girls who wear it, so I kind of imagined the story of what those girls are doing. At the moment we’re figuring out ways of developing our textiles, in-house and out. We’re trying to [move] to a more grown-up way of working, to refine things. It has to run itself as a business, so it’s a tricky balance. There are a lot of couture references, and they are couture techniques, essentially, so it’s trying to find a balance of a viable product. It’s exciting.
British fashion is always the most exciting, in my opinion. I look to the menswear designers more than I’m looking at the women’s. I love the energy. I worked for Christopher Shannon for about three years, so it’s very close to me. And of course I admire all the designers who have gone through Fashion East, like Marques ‘ Almeida—people who really consider the girl in their work. You can see the character, and you want to be friends with her. I think there seems a turn [toward] people using quite crafty techniques. I like when there’s that kind of handmade feel. But I think [London] is always quite exciting and new.