I recently did a short interview with Sabina to learn what it is that inspires her and why she would choose to debut in a market as fickle as Vancouver. I am always intrigued by designers that choose to debut in Vancouver, especially when they don't focus on sports wear or athletic clothing. Vancouver is not an open city to new high end collections and the majority of designer label shoppers are tourists who visit the city in the summer months. The new collection by Sabina Stanne could be described as evening wear which in itself is a hard sell, but she explains why it is she chose to stay here as opposed to return to her native Europe. You can read my review of the collection after the interview.
|I like this piece from the Fall collection. The lace is a nice detail and I am all about the long sleeves.|
WIS: What was your inspiration for the FW13 collection?
SS: The FW13 collection is my debut consisting of five dresses, plus two exclusive Resort pieces, made mostly of silks and laces sourced from Italy and Turkey. Being a first collection, I wanted to bring my European heritage into each piece's design and show what my line is about overall. I worked with a range of silhouettes and patterns to create classically elegant designs. For these seven pieces I was mainly inspired by the silk fabric and the graceful movements of it on a woman's body. I played with different cuts and back details, revealing the skin in a more daring, elegant way, rather than overtly sexy. I specifically used silk and lace, which in my opinion are the ultimate feminine elements in a garment.