Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in Bristol RI, my family is from New York and someday I hope to make the city my home. My mom suggested Clothes Horse after cracking a joke about things my grandmother used to say. At first I thought it was kind of silly but I googled the phrase and was instantly sold. Clothes Horse Clothing was born! “ [klohz-hawrs, klohth z-] a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably”.
What inspires your creations?
I’m so inspired by vintage fashion- anything produced pre-1980. I draw inspiration from women- creating garments that enhance her confidence and function to suit her busy day.
When did you start designing?
I’ve been sewing my own clothes for about 7 years now, selling commercially for three. We launched our website a year and a half ago and have been selling globally ever since.
What can we expect for your next show?
Our next collection is titled ‘Faux’ and features our hand made textiles, printed right here in america. We are using a ton of faux fur and pleather and hope to elevate the status of cruelty free materials. I can’t wait until fur and leather are completely outdated.
What does Clothes Horse Clothing bring to the fashion world?
I started Clothes Horse to help break up the hold that fast fashion has over our country. Re-introducing hand work and start to finish production here in my studio. I wanted to produce work that was incredibly well made- like the work I’m constantly sourcing from vintage shops. They should be items that are fun, flattering and functional- pieces that women can share with the next generation.
Tell us more about how your company is eco-friendly.
At Clothes Horse, we make each item to order by hand- no wasted merchandise, no unsold product waiting in a warehouse. Every scrap of fabric goes into the production of our one of a kind hair accessories, packaging, couture work or housewares. We work really hard to reduce the amount of waste that leaves our studio. All of our packaging is printed on recycled paper or hand stamped on paper remnants.
Shop her collection now: www.clotheshorseclothing.com
Buyers/Press Contact: ClothesHorseClothing@yahoo.com