Claire Pettibone Relaxed Presentation

OUR RACHEL LEONARD SAT DOWN WITH CLAIRE PETTIBONE TO DISCUSS HER EARLY PRESENTATION AND MORE!

 
 

RL:WILL YOU BE PLACING ORDERS EARLIER?

CP: YES, WE ARE ALREADY MOVING FORWARD WITH THE TRUNK SHOW SET, AND BUYERS WHO PLACE ORDERS DURING OCTOBER MARKET WILL HAVE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK TRUNK SHOW DATES, AS WELL AS RECEIVE THEIR ORDERS FIRST.

RL:TELL US ABOUT THE LIMITED READY TO WEAR BRIDAL COLLECTION.

CP:THE READY-TO-WEAR IS NOT NECESSARILY BRIDAL…REALLY JUST BEAUTIFUL ALL-OCCASION SEPARATES. THE SKIRTS AND TOPS COULD BE WORN TO A WEDDING, BY A BRIDE FOR OTHER BRIDAL RELATED EVENTS, MAYBE AS A GREAT BRIDE’S MAIDS OPTION, OR SIMPLY FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY, SPECIAL DINNER, BRUNCH, ART OPENING, OR EVEN DRESSED DOWN WITH JEANS OR A TANK. I ENVISION THIS COLLECTION HAVING MANY LIVES FOR OUR CLIENTS.

RL:WHAT ARE THE PRICE POINT FOR THAT?

CP:SEPARATES RANGE FROM $285 TO $1,895.

RL:WILL THAT SHIP AT THE SAME TIME AS THE COUTURE OR FASTER?

CP:FASTER - WE WILL HAVE LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE AT A 2 WEEK DELIVERY, AND AFTER THOSE SELL OUT, SPECIAL ORDERS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED BETWEEN 6-8 WEEKS.

RL:WHAT TYPE OF BRIDE DOES THAT CATER TOO?

CP:THIS COULD BE ONE OF OUR PAST OR FUTURE BRIDES, OR EVEN SOMEONE WHO IS NOT IN THE WEDDING FRAME OF MIND, BUT LOVES MY FEMININE STYLE.

 
 

RL:WHAT WAS THE OVERALL THEME OF THE COLLECTION?

CP:MY COUTURE BRIDAL COLLECTION IS TITLED THE FOUR SEASONS. I CREATED DRESSES INSPIRED BY EACH OF NATURE’S FOUR SEASONS WITH A TOUCH OF ART NOUVEAU INFLUENCE. LOTS OF FLORAL MOTIFS, TOUCHES OF COLOR, AND AS ALWAYS, DRAMATIC BACKS AND FEMININE DETAILS. 

RL:IS YOUR 9-YEAR-OLD LORELEI GOING TO JOIN YOUR BUSINESS SOMEDAY? HER DRESS SHE MADE WAS AMAZING!

THANK YOU!

SHE REALLY DID IMPRESS US WITH THAT…I DIDN’T HELP HER AT ALL! WHO KNOWS, WE’LL SEE WHERE HER PASSION AND TALENTS TAKE HER, AND IF SHE WANTS TO COME ALONG AND HELP MOM AND DAD, WE’D BE LUCKY TO HAVE HER!

INDUSTRY BUZZLee Muston