LA based designer, Bridgette De Lacy pays homage to easy California living with a mix of soft modal dresses with asymmetrical hemlines, light-weight mesh cropped tops, and lux lace leggings. The pieces in her collections were designed for layering and made for a simple transition from day to night. Pair a cropped top, mesh cowl or lace vest over a dress or wear the dress as a tunic or blouse; the collection is made for mixin’ and matchin.’ De Lacy’s signature adornment, the marble halter bib, and sweet accents, colorful feathers and silk chiffon underlays, adds a special twist and subtle glamour to the season-less collection.
De Lacy’s imprints is seen in the details of her limited edition collections. From hand braiding the trim on her dresses, individually numbering the hang tags by hand so customers can identify where the piece falls in the production run, and handpicking fabrics and trim in Downtown LA, each design has De Lacy’s personal stamp. De Lacy debuted her first collection over a year ago with the belief that ‘Nothing in your closet should have an expiration date,’ staying true to this philosophy with each garment she creates. Treasuring discretion and quality over mainstream production, her pieces are classic and versatile, ideal for those that want year-long investment pieces on a reserved budget.
Isn’t this dress gorgeous? Paired with a gold pair of sandals or even flip flops and a turquoise necklace or earrings, this is perfect for Spring/Summer. This would look great with a new summer tan. Off the shoulder and the perfect length, this is one of the pieces from De Lacy’s new Spring 2011 collection.
I recently got the oppourtunity to interview Bridgette De Lacy which is a complete honor. I would like to personally thank Bridgette De Lacy for answering some of our questions and giving us a sneek peek into her newest collection.
Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you came to design.During/After studying fashion design and business management I gained experience throughout the industry in various positions such as design assisting, production management and buying on both the wholesale and retail end. Throughout this my ultimate goal was to start my own venture.
What was the inspiration for your current collection?I was very inspired by fabrics this season. Over a year ago, I came across a beautiful FULL- of -color Italian tweed with bright jewel tones and gold lurex weaved throughout. I held onto it until I felt it was the right time to bring it into the collection! It grew organically from there!
Do you have a favorite design? If so, which is it and why?Our high waisted maxi skirt! This is definitely my go to piece at the moment!
What is your creative process like?It varies from collection to collection depending on where I get my inspiration from but I start each collection by scouring the fabric houses collecting swatches and unique trim (this is my favorite part!) It really expands from there.
What are you working on now? What can we expect to see in the future? We just wrapped up with the fall 2011 collection! The line has grown in size and has so many fantastic options for fall layering. Available online for the first time this fall season at http://www.thedelacycollection.com/
What will be the trend for Spring 2011? Colors Fabrics?Spring ’11 is all about soft effortless pieces that can be taken from day to night without fuss. The must have colors this season are neutrals. White is the new black!
What would you tell younger people looking to get into the fashion industry? Try Everything. Don’t be afraid to take chances but most importantly, be passionate about where you get your inspiration from.What is the best part about being a fashion designer? waking up every morning and do what I love
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Disclosure: A press sample was sent to me for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.