Hppy Monday! We hope you're all geared up for the Modern Trousseau Trunk Show at Hitched this weekend, because we can't wait! To give you a bit of a sneak peek at what to expect from Modern Trousseau designer Callie Tein's latest collection, we asked her to stop by to chat with us today. Hope you enjoy!
Hitched: Welcome, Callie! You're a favorite with so many of our brides, but for those who aren't as familiar-- how would you describe the overall Modern Trousseau gown aesthetic?
Callie Tein: Well, I think our gowns are both elegant and sophisticated, but also have a real sense of fun. I don't want to be cookie-cutter in terms of my designs, so I always try to put a twist on each gown.
Hitched: What's your favorite part of the design process?
CT: Designing is actually a torturous process, because I am always striving for perfection! But the best part for me is during the final fitting-- when the collection is done and we are just tweaking everything and adding all the accessories.
Hitched: We adore the gowns in your newest collection. What makes this collection special to you, and which gowns are you most excited about in particular?
CT: I love beautiful fabric, so my favorite gowns tend to be the ones where we have experimented with new fabrics and unique laces from Paris. I particularly love the new polka dot fabric-- it's so new and fresh!
Hitched: Where do you turn for inspiration?
CT: A lot of the time I just sort of let the fabric talk to me, because just playing around with different fabrics can lead me to create totally different looks. Sometimes a design will start as sketch that I've come up with, but will end up as something totally different once I've worked with the fabric and draped it on the form... and sometimes I am totally surprised by the end result!
A huge thanks to Callie for taking the time to chat with us! If you haven't scheduled your appointment for this weekend's trunk show, give us a call [202.333.6162] or shoot us an email [firstname.lastname@example.org]-- you don't want to miss it!