Bloomingdale’s to host designer Carrie Parry’s trunk show April 14th in New York.
Designer Carrie Parry’s eponymous line was born from a passion for producing garments that never go out of style and a commitment to responsible sources and practices. This is nothing new in the sustainable design realm, but what sets Carrie Parry apart from other conscious designers is her attention to expanding the role of each piece of clothing.
According to The Green Stylist, her debut collection, “Mrs. Montague,” is based on the tailored and classic clothes designed by Adrian in the 1930s film The Women with Joan Crawford. Parry tells The Green Stylist: “The prints that I designed for the collection are inspired by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and from my time as a costumier for the 1930s English traveling circus Giffords Circus. In terms of the versatility and modularity of the designs, I was inspired by the 1830s housewife Mrs. Montague who in Troy New York invented the detachable collar.”
Increasingly, conscious fashion will not only be about the textiles and processes used, but how hard the garment itself works.
Parry says: “Each and every piece was designed with interchangeability in mind. Mixing and matching is the name of the game here, like a puzzle. Bows, cuffs, and collars can be added or subtracted at will to make some cool, and personal, looks,” and are created from an array of textiles, ranging from organic cotton and cupro, to recycled polyester.
We love her collection’s story, inspiration board and even her resume.
While designer histories don’t always fascinate, her time with design houses including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali, costumes for the Oscar winning film Memoirs of a Geisha and two seasons with the highly acclaimed English vintage traveling circus, Gifford’s Circus is an interesting background. At the very least, we know Parry is unique.
The designer will be kicking off a Bloomingdale’s Earth Day celebration this Thursday, April 14-Sunday, April 17, Parry with a trunk show so you can meet the designer “Behind the seams.”
Here are some featured designs for sale at the event: