TAKE AN EXCLUSIVE PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES AT OUR HOLIDAY 2019 COLLECTION WITH DESIGNERS GLORIA K. AND NATALIE B.
"Glam, Chic, & Festive."
Where did you look for inspiration on this collection?
GK: Because a holiday line tends to be more glamorous and heavy on the occasion-wear, I looked at red carpet events and vogue runway shows for inspo.
NB: Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics. Once I find a fabric that is so luxurious and eye catching, I can’t wait to design a silhouette for our girl.
What do you love about designing for Holiday?
GK: It's hard not to get excited about all the fun sparkly fabrics!
NB: Holiday is unlike any other season. We have the opportunity to incorporate sequins, luxe faux furs, lofty yarns and gorgeous jacquards. Rather than starting the design process with the silhouette, we look more to designing around the fabric. It’s a fresh approach to the process and allows us to really showcase these beautiful details.
Describe the Holiday ’19 collection in 3 words.
GK: BB Dakota in three words is Glam, Chic, & Festive.
NB: This JACK collection is Glam, Cozy and Versatile.
Which pieces are you most excited about?
GK: Definitely the fur outerwear pieces.
GK: Obsessed with the teddy coat trend like our oversized Paddington Coat. I love how cozy and textural the fabric is, you could just live in it.
NB: Stripe sequins! We played with versatile pieces such as a wrap dress (Issa Wrap) and a cami (In the Moonlight) that can be worn up and down, day to dinner. Also, Nomad sweaters! They are so classic but recently have taken on a fresh spin. We color-blocked ours (Apres- Ski Cutie) and added a balloon sleeve detail!
How does this Holiday collection compare to last year's?
GK: I would say this year the collection has more attitude and sparkle. But, our fur leopard coats are always a hit, so we updated it this year with a new leopard pattern.
NB: Last year was fantastic. We just gave her a fresh facelift with trending animal prints and new luxe fabrics, but kept a lot of key silhouettes that our girl loves. Last year, our Eyelash Kisses sweater was so popular! We worked to incorporate new fresh colors (Scarlet Red) but kept the same great yarn. Also, our Tis the Sequin sweater from 2018 was a big seller. We updated it in a boxy, boyfriend fit with a rugby rib stripe, keeping this same great sequin yarn.
Are there any new fabrics in this collection you are excited about?
GK: Definitely excited about the snake fur and the stretch sequin pieces.
NB: Stripe Sequin (Issa Wrap/ In The Moonlight)! Its so playful! Also, metallic snake faux suede (Python The Run)! It's gorgeous. Lastly, I'm loving the flocked leopard we've introduced this season (Check Meowt).
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