Saturday, January 8, 2011

Designer Profile: Ingrid Starnes

It is not too often that I hear about designers from Australia and New Zeeland, but lately I heard a lot of people talking about the Auckland designer Ingrid Starnes. She recently hit the fashion market with her first collection for Winter 2010 with a style described as vintage-inspired with modern shapes. As you know I like quality and prefer that in front of quantity. A well-crafted garment is vital if you want to look and feel great and will last a long time. It is essential for today when we need to pay attention and show awareness to our environment. Ingrid’s design shows a love of quality fabric, construction and craft and is committed to New Zealand production.

Before setting up her own label, Ingrid worked in the design room for Kate Sylvester for three years before she left to become a mother of twins. A few years later she decided that the time was right to start her own label.

It is obvious that Ingrid’s beautiful collection of subtle, feminine garments is inspired by her love of vintage clothing.  Many times her clothes have a touch of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s which comes through in the silhouettes.

All pics from Ingrid Starnes website.

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