ADDRESS Interview with Power Of My People.
Define your work in 3 sentences or less. Our ethos is to create responsibly made pieces for capsule wardrobes. This manifests through our collection in 3 main ways: 1) Classic designs created to withstand fleeting trends and that have the ability to adapt to your evolving personal style, are… 2) Built to Last using the highest quality, natural fibre fabrics we can find and crafted together using durable construction techniques, which are… 3) Made with People in Mind – We make our shirts in Richmond, BC in a production house we visit regularly and ensure fair wages and work loads.
Describe your creative process. Our initial design process always starts with two things: 1) our fabrics and 2) our community. We get a lot of inspiration by following along with our customers and influencers in the slow fashion and capsule wardrobe communities on Instagram. We get a lot of feedback and requests for items or colours they are looking for, and Kyle and I work together to create a seasonal collection that honours our vision as well as our customer’s capsule wardrobes.
Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? I fully subscribe to Picasso’s wise words “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working”.
What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? Find a working partner that you mesh well with and invest in each other. Not only will you bring different perspectives to every challenge or design choice, you will have a built in support system when things get tough with your work load or the emotional roller coaster that comes with growing your business.
What’s your dream project? I’d love to build a full capsule wardrobe collection one day that includes the perfect style of every classic wardrobe item: shirts (check!) blazers, pants, coats, dresses. We’re dedicated to bringing back an appreciation for craftsmanship when it comes to everyday clothing, so I want to take my time on design and patternmaking rather than rushing out a full collection that isn’t perfect.