04 Apr '11, 5pm

Who is Mrs Montague? For eco-designer Carrie Parry, the disgruntled 1830s housewife played a key role in her debut line

Who is Mrs Montague? For eco-designer Carrie Parry, the disgruntled 1830s housewife played a key role in her debut line

debut collection, “Mrs Montague,” tells a story about sustaining style through detachment. The Los Angeles designer’s primary inspiration was one Mrs. Orlando Montague , a fed-up 1830s housewife who cut her husband’s dirty shirt collar off to wash—before reattaching it. Taking a page from Mrs. M’s playbook, Parry designed her pieces for interchangeability and customization, complete with bows, cuffs, and collars that can be added or subtracted at will. By combining eco-friendly textiles (organic cotton , cupro, recycled polyester jersey, Tencel ) with cues from the 1939 film The Women , Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama , and the creative chaos of circus life, Parry has produced a range of dresses and separates that is both manic and controlled, business and pleasure.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/carrie-parrys-modular-eco-fashio...

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