When I arrived at Capsule to meet miss Carrie Parry, I was excited to discover the creative mind behind her collection, Mrs. Montague. Parry introduced herself and her husband whom she met because both worked for Gifford’s Circus. I knew I wanted to know her better – the circus, how cool is that?
Parry’s unique creations aren’t just beautiful; her Mrs. Montague collection, is eminently wearable too. The designer considers both the environment and the women who will wear her collection each season. She makes sure that the lines of her clothes aren’t overwhelmed by the pattern or color of the material, but lets the cut of the work, detail, and bold, but well inspired print take front and center.
The Mrs. Montague collection is a modern spin on the timeless housewife. It contrasts silhouettes with prints inspired via the Japanese polka-dot artist Yayoi Kusama and the 1930s cult classic “The Women”. The collection concentrates on versatility while it values certain detachable elements, like collars and cuffs, in remembrance of the 1870s housewife Mrs. Montague who introduced the detachable collar.
I love to hear that Parry is inspired via the artisans who assist in the creation of her collection. Parry is very aware about the constant evolution of sustainable fashion, but she is committed to her support of artisan communities.
She is also committed to sustainable materials; all her artisan fabrics are handwoven and materials include organic cotton, tencel, organic wool, and a cellulosic fiber reborn from the lint of cotton. In addition all her clothes are made in New York in support of the local garment industry.
I loved this dress because it just reminds me so much of summer and makes me just love Parry and her creative mind. This dress screams color and pattern but not in an obnoxious manner. It isn’t too out there for work matched with a little black sweater and makes a chic look for a date out.