The story began in 2006 when Brooklyn Designer Samantha Pleet debuted her namesake collection, intertwining elements of the mysterious and fantastical with a sense of modernity.
Each season new and ancient ideas from music, art, history, and literature are conjured along with various feelings and are transformed into Pleet’s silhouettes, then shown in collaborative projects from films, photographs to unique installations.
The clothes, made in New York City using organic materials whenever possible, have become favorites among creative girls around the world including musicians like Beach House, The Dirty Projectors, and Au Revoir Simone.
She has collaborated with Urban Outfitters on Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet which led to curating the inaugural pop up shop at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles. The Pratt graduate gardens, paints, travels, and hunts for treasure in her spare time.
If you could live in another era, when would it be and why?
I would want live in Venice in the middle ages for many reasons, it was beautiful, there was influence from different cultures brought in by all the merchants, there were fun parties, good wine, and the women wore really tall platform shoes.
What’s your favorite movie?
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
What is a current obsession?
Do you read fashion magazines? If so what are your current favorite?
Describe your style as a friend would
She wears an alchemy of influence from French New Wave, grunge, and wizardry.
What style/trend do you hope is never recycled
What style/trend would you like to see come back?
Has the Internet changed the fashion industry? How?
Yes dramatically, now resources, designer collections and other information is easily accessible, trends spread faster, and more people can be a part of the industry.
Can we find you on twitter?
finish this sentence:
I love New York because…there is magic in the air
|photos by ANDREW DEFRANCESCO|
You can find Samantha Pleet’s designs
203 Grand Street (between Bedford and Driggs Avenues ) Williamsburg, Brooklyn