By: Justine Barnes
Images: Peter Jensen
We managed to catch up with Sara Armstrong after her stunning show at Vancouver Fashion Week and ask her a few questions.
What was the inspirations for your F/W 15 collection?
This season was inspired by my father and his pride that he has past down to use in our family name, but I suppose more visually, it’s inspired by Medieval Scottish winterscapes.
What makes your clothing different?
I’m not sure about “different” but what I think makes it special or unique is that it is locally handcrafted and ethically sourced. Everything is eco conscious. And, they are generally non-seasonal, gender neutral pieces, meant to last.
What is your favourite item?
My favourite pieces are the ones with the alpaca knots. Its from a local farm, Kensington Prairie Farm, and all hand felted, dyed and sewn.
What is your favourite fabric from this collection?
Melton wools – always.
Where can we find your clothing?
Mostly by private sales through firstname.lastname@example.org – I am going to be carried in a store in Saskatchewan, my hometown. And, we are looking for a few more carriers in Vancouver and beyond.
Are there any fashion designers that you are inspired by?
Gareth Pugh, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto – those are always my inspirations.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Living internationally and continuing to create pieces.