WEST COAST STYLE – Laura Mitbrodt

Meet two Victoria style makers

  • Dec. 24, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Wool Cape $250 - Teresa Lindsay Couture Dress: $125 - Teresa Lindsay Couture Hat: $180 Maria Curcic Millinery

It is always a pleasure to collaborate with local designers in the creative community. I love to hear about their creative process and the story behind their work. Victoria has a vibrant fashion scene and it is my goal to help share the inspiring stories of the local designers who make up this community.

This month, I teamed up with two talented local designers Teresa Lindsay and Maria Curcic to showcase some of their latest designs.

Teresa Lindsay is a couture designer who developed her brand philosophy around the idea of creating a luxury line of clothing that is low-waste and eco-friendly. Teresa uses natural dyes, reclaimed materials such as leather and all of her products are locally made in British Columbia. Teresa also recently launched her own unisex designer natural fragrance called I + I = II TWO which is made here in Victoria. You can shop her perfume and latest collection on her website fashion.teresalindsay.com

Maria Curcic started to experiment with millinery in the 1980s while on a visit to France with her mother. A friend taught her how to make hats using traditional and non-traditional techniques. Maria looks at vintage fashion for inspiration, including styles from the 1920s through to the 1960s which are reflected in many of Maria’s pieces. Her artistic talent is displayed in the bold use of colours in her millinery which is also a reflection of her painting and musical background. Maria’s work can be found on her website mariacurcic.com and locally at Runway Fashions: 704 Douglas St.

For more photos and information about Teresa and Maria, visit my fashion blog laurajaneatelier.com

If you are a local designer or artist and would like to be considered for a feature in a future issue of Monday Magazine, please email me at laurajaneatelier@gmail.com

If you have any fashion questions email laurajaneatelier@gmail.com.

 

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