Fashion High Shines a Spotlight on Sans Soucie
Fashion High member Katherine Soucie, designer of Sans Soucie, is
racking up the awards. The latest in a list of accolades is a first place
finish in the fashion category at the Design Green Project for 2008. Sans
Soucie’s Lace Series was the only Canadian winner among entries from
around the globe.
The Lace Series is a collection of four dresses that were produced for
Sans Soucie’s fall 2007 collection. Inspired by nature, music, history,
and architecture, the dresses are hand dyed and printed on reclaimed nylon
hosiery that was sewn into yardage before being made into the one of a kind
garment. The use of low impact dyes and printing inks as well fabrics such as
bamboo, soy, and organic cotton make the line almost 100% sustainable.
Sans Soucie’s winning streak began in 2006 with the BC Creative
Achievement Award and a Gold Award for Excellence in Craft from Circle Craft,
then in 2007 she was shortlisted for a Niche Award from the American Craft
Association. It’s only fitting for the designer that has created her own
fabric re-fashioned from nylon hosiery. The resulting garments are a Sans
Soucie signature that is purchased by customers the world over. Always looking
to expand her art and modernize textile and clothing design, Katherine has
experimented with dry sheets, silk fibers, and reclaimed wool to create an
extensive body of work. Next for the fashion artist is working on producing new
pieces including menswear for Epic Vancouver (April 18-20, Vancouver Convention
Sans Soucie is a local fashion success story!
For more on the Design Green Project please visit www.designgreenproject.org.
For more Sans Soucie please visit www.sanssoucie.ca.
For more Fashion High please visit www.fashionhigh.ca.
With over 90 members in the not-for-profit association that promotes
local and sustainable fashion design, Fashion High has many members that are
doing amazing things in the world of business and design. Every few months
Fashion High will shine the spotlight on another local fashion success story.
To interview Sans Soucie designer Katherine Soucie please contact:
The Honey Mustard Fashion and Media Services