The Eco-Lovely Mrs. Montague Collection

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?

I love the color of this first dress because it’s unusual and the bit of red detail makes it pop. Like it’s paired here with boots it’d be cute for an afternoon lunch or walk round town.

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 second dress is one inspired via Kusama, matched with a black turtleneck it makes the outfit to wear to work, but add some booties and it is fit for a dinner or event.

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.

The skirt has an enormous pop or color but doesn’t scream too much attention whereas the top is more subdue, but makes the outfit, for work or time out on the town, this outfit shines.

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.

I’m not an enormous pink fan, but this color pops off the model and reminds me of summer afternoons, lunch with a friend, or dressed up with booties and a necklace for an event.

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.

Haley Sherif holds a B.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Emerson College. Born & raised in Manhattan, she's currently living in Brooklyn pursuing her dream to write. As an eager fourteen year old she originally joined the Eco-Chick team as an intern, several years later she's happy to be back. Her writing and design projects can be found on her personal site, haleykamilla.com, as well as on The Culture-ist and later and in Perversion's June, 2016 issue.