Derek Jagodzinsky for LUXX Fall 2012
Yesterday I got a special preview of Derek Jagodzinsky’s LUXX Fall Winter 2012 collection and got to chat with him about his new exciting palate, his interesting use of copper sequin, and the use of an interesting new fabric in an interesting new way. Check it out.
Derek will be showing his LUXX collection at Western Canada Fashion Week April 4th 2012. Get your tickets now!
Marquis of Fashion: What was your inspiration behind your Fall Winter 2012 2013 collection?
Derek Jagodzinsky: Alwasy modern shapes with a classic edge, (LUXX is) really wearable clothing that women really want. I also wanted to use a different palate that I’ve never used before which were creams and browns and coppers and more rich textures and try something different.
M: You mentioned Shearling as a new fabric to the LUXX label can you tell me about that?
D: Yeah I’ve always seen shearling being used and I don’t like the way people use it… I wanted to do a different type of shearling jacket and there is even shearling on those pants as well inlaid on the side so they match the jacket.
M: And the other material is a nylon?
D: Actually it is a 4-way stretch Lycra but it is pretty thick and has structure which is pretty awesome.
M: Has having your line in a retail store changed the way you design? Has it influenced your silhouettes?
D: Oh yeah! I had a few customers who wanted me to make bigger sizes, and cover some of the arms. I really took that and used that in my new collection. I also tried to make stuff not SO close to the body so I made some dresses that are form fitting but not hugging. This copper sequin material for example is also a 4-way stretch and has a really nice weight to it. Very simple and sheik
M: I love this fabric where did you get it from?
D: From Telio… It’s awesome eh?
M: Love it!
D: It’s SO LUXX
D: (I’ve used) different necklines as well, just not so close up
M: Asymmetrical! Look at this hem too, This is great!
D: And it’s actually still fitted around the bottom. There are a lot of sculptural pieces like this one jacket here; very simple and chic but sues pin-tucks so it actually stays (and keeps it’s shape).
M: I’m really admiring these high hips on the sides of the garments, it’s such an interesting seam…
D: What I do is drape right off the bust form and it is more of a 3-D sculpture to me. I find I get better looks that way. I went to school at the U of A and I went into sculpture and I was there up to the 500 level. So I love sculpture and this is basically sculpting to me.
M: So I noticed at a lot of the Parisian shows this season that there were a lot of dropped crotches yet you have very fitted looks that are more sleek yet looser in other places like on the outside of the leg.
D: The classic never dies. Also those trends can only be worn for a few seasons so this is my take on it.
M: This full shearling jacket looks like it could be worn indoors was that the intention?
D: It is more of a fall look and was made more for a Jasper get away because it’s fully lined.
M: Any other colors that are not here that will be in the show?
D: Yup… there are two more but I want to save them for the show.
M: You’re holding out on us! No I’m kidding I totally understand.
D: No I want to surprise the audience when they see the collection on the runway.
M: So with the use of shearling this will obviously be more expensive than your previous line, what will the new price range be?
D: Right now I will be keeping it the same, I’m still figuring this out. This will only be my second season selling my collection. I think my price range is okay right now I don’t ever want to go too high.
M: Do you these shearling pieces will do well in the Edmonton market?
D: Oh yeah! Women who want to buy quality stuff know that they will have the looks for seasons to come. It’s just like a great jacket that you’ll wear for 10 years.
M: Definitely. Oh I just noticed the metal details on the pieces here, that will definitely help to make the pieces last for 10+ years!
D: Yeah I am trying to step it up a bit and I am pretty excited for everything. I like how it is all turning out. And you guys are going to love the other pieces that you haven’t seen here.
M: I’m excited! Okay last question I see a lot of jackets and pants here, are you making a lot of underpinnings and blouses for the show?
D: Yes, they will be in the other fabrics and colors that aren’t here and will be in the show. But I just wanted to have a really clean palate taupe, coppers, and browns.
M: I’m excited to see the full new collection.
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