In anticipation of (capsule) Las Vegas, we turn our attention to Fischer Clothing, a Brooklyn based label founded by designer and creative director, Kristina Angelozzi. True to the borough it hails from, Fischer is known for its casual and well crafted garments, and 100% American Made manufacturing. Kristina shared with us the story behind Fischer and some of the highlights from this season – it’s the best we’ve seen yet from this consistently well designed label. – Marisa, thesigother.com
What is the story behind Fischer, when did it start and why?
I started the label a little over 3 years ago, in my apartment. When I
created my first small season, I managed to get a few appointments
around town, which led to my first sale (Thistle and Clover!) in A/W
10. it’s been slow, but steady growth for the past 6 seasons, which
has allowed me to maintain momentum, and more importantly- sanity.
The goal is to create a collection of Men’s and Women’s American
sportswear, sustainably manufactured here in the US. The pieces are
higher quality in fabric and construction, and intended to stay in
style and to have a long life- it’s really a slow-fashion model,
you’re investing in quality over qunatity. As for the aesthetic- it’s
very classic, but with vintage inspiration and inventive details to
keep it interesting and fresh.
What inspired the F/W 12 collection or what is the over all theme?
F/W 12 is heavily steeped in French Provencal style- artful pragmatic
beauty, mixing high and low, wit and practicality. The color palette
is typical Southern French- Ochre, French Blue, Navy and Red.
What kinds of fabrics and materials would you like to highlight for this season?
My favorite fabrics this season were printed stripe twill in a classic
hickory stripe and the pigment printed canvas. Having the surface
printed instead of having the yarns actually dyed give a really
interesting, less uniform wear as the garment is worn and washed.
In general, I love subtle texture and pattern twists, so this season
you’ll also see suckered twills, an ikat pattern and a doubleface
Finally, what would you consider the hero products of this season?
The soft wool jersey layering pieces- we did a longsleeve henley in
mens and a bateau neck bodysuit in womens. They’re warm, incredibly
soft and easy. Also, I love outerwear and we found a great french blue
and black plaid wool which is perfectly dense and warm.
Part of a series of posts by Marisa Zupan of The Significant Other for We Are The Market