Meet my newest sponsor;I'd like to start by introducing the brand itself in this post; then show my interpretation of items within their collections in other posts. This way I am completely open about the sponsorship, and there are no doubts regarding the issues of "hidden promotions" and such. I always share my honest opinions, even if the outcome unflattering.
Pixie is an independent UK based fashion label specializing in knitwear, and as a self-proclaimed knitnut, this collaboration is a dream come true for me. Pixie was founded in 2008: born on a foundation of love for gorgeous, fun, great quality, sexy knitwear. It was even snapped up in its first season by Topshop and stocked in its iconic Oxford Street store: which in my opinion says a lot! Pixie can be found in some of the best retailers from the UK through Europe, Canada and the USA and is fast becoming the knitwear brand of choice for celebrities and bloggers. Pixie is committed to bringing the newest, best quality, fashion knitwear available. I asked the designer some questions beforehand.
Who are you?
I am Vicky, I design the collection. I trained at the Royal College of Art in London, after graduating I designed for several international designer brands, I have also designed for the UK high street before setting up Pixie.
Why did you decided to start a knitting-brand?
I love the freedom of being able to design anything that takes your fancy.
Can we expect more collections from you? Are you aiming for seasonal or yearly collections?
We design 3 collections a year, the one we have out at the moment is the Spring Summer collection, there will be another in July and another around September.
You use both cotton and cashmere in your collection; is comfort important to you? Why?
Yes comfort and quality is important to me, when you buy something you want it to feel great and look great.
Are you an eco-friendly brand?
We would love to be but its very difficult at the moment, some of our factories are starting to see the benefits of being eco-friendly and as soon as they are able to we will go for it.
Geometric shapes and structure seem to really influence your designs, as well as a hint of 3D details - like the ruffles and bows. Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from all over the place, from what people are wearing, to a great image or picture that will inspire the shapes.
Thanks to Vicky for answering my questions. Now let's see some pictures!