A name to watch: Manuela Dack

28 Feb

I’ve recently come across this pretty British label, stocked in Machine A until the store closed. The new season’s collection is being viewed by a selection of buyers, so hopefully we’ll see the looks in their entirety in stores for AW11. I spoke to designer, Manuela Dack last week about this collection and how it came to be.  

“The latest collection is based on nostalgia. The starting point for the concept came from a vintage dress that belonged to my mother when she was about my age and living in Iran. The feel of the collection is very dark and moody, but there are light textures and layers, which come from that romantic heat that one imagines of Iran during the 70’s. Everything is designed to be layered – light, and informed by nostalgia without being tired.”

“My seamstress is amazing, she used to work for a ballet company so she has a real talent for working with layers and light feminine fabrics.”

“I would say my favorite piece from the collection is the smokey wool and chiffon biker jacket. It’s a really flattering shape. I like subtle details like layering that make a clean, simple shape really unique. I wore it recently to an event and Caroline Burstein from Browns commented on it, so that was a pretty exciting moment.”

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2 Responses to “A name to watch: Manuela Dack”

  1. carrie March 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    oooooo how gorgeous are those, love the jkt, good find miss grace x

  2. Katie Rose March 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    oh wow that jacket is stunning – definitely going to keep my eyes peeled 🙂

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