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Darcy is the innovative designer behind stitch+cloth ecodesigns. She vividly remembers her Nana making matching coats for her and her sister out of an old coat. That coat is where her strong interest for upcycled clothing began. As soon as she could reach the foot pedal Darcy was designing and sewing doll clothes before moving onto sewing all her own clothing.
Darcy begins by finding and deconstructing preloved garments that speak to her. A very clear design intuition guides her in reconstructing the garment. Always on the lookout for fabulous textiles and garments only the most exceptional find a place in Darcy’s stash. Whether the thrill of the unexpected thrift shop find or a gift from an anonymous donor Darcy treasures these garments and textiles for their unique design, fabric or color. Natural fibers such as silk, linen and cotton are favorites along with vintage buttons, trims and closures. She is incessantly discovering new fabric art techniques and enjoys inserting unexpected whimsy into stitch+cloth garments that take her designs above and beyond what can be purchased off the rack. A strong attention to detail is important to her and she will not stop until the last stitch says perfect. With finely tuned skills in fashion and interior décor it is important to Darcy that her clothes are funky, functional and empowering. Life is too short for boring clothes.
Darcy has a solid creative background in visual presentation, special event decorating and fabric arts that have allowed her to share her talent with others. She thrives on being surrounded by creative people and trading ideas. In a studio library, full of worldwide fashion magazines along with books on couture including Dior, Valentino, Chanel, etc., Darcy keeps her creativity high.
As a designer with a lifelong love affair with fashion, Darcy is very aware of textile waste in fashion. She has developed ethical studio practices where no scrap goes to waste.
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