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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Maggie Jayne's rainbow connection

Maggie MacCormick's autumn collection debuts this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 4:00 AM

click to enlarge Chillest crops ever. - VICTORIA KRISTOFIC
  • Victoria Kristofic
  • Chillest crops ever.

Maggie MacCormick and Victoria Kristofic met in a NSCAD class, but you can blame their collaboration on the rainbow.

“Victoria had these great rainbow embroidery designs and she suggested to add them to a dress I had,” says MacCormick. “I sort of had this rainbow theme going with my work too. We share an aesthetic sensibility—she’s a little more refined than me in a way, she takes a cute design but takes it into this mature, muted place.”

MacCormick ended up bringing Kristofic’s hand-sewn design with her to India (where she spent four weeks this spring, working on her line Maggie Jayne) and had it machine-embroidered onto some of the pieces that make up her autumn collection. The entire 11-piece line-up—which includes Desert Pool, the collaboration with Kristofic— launches this weekend at The Chameleon (1587 Barrington Street) and MacCormick says its all about the uniform.

“It started with a schoolgirl thing, like Madeline. This winter I wanted to interpret the uniform in as many ways as I could.” The collection of basic, functional, utilitarian-inspired pieces includes sweaters, turtlenecks, crops and a badass flight suit. MacCormick says, for her, it feels like a stylish suit of armour. “I think about that every day—feeling like you’re putting something on that’s going to make you feel comfortable in the world.”

Maggie Jayne Autumn Collection Launch
The Chameleon, 1587 Barrington Street
Friday, September 9, 7-9pm
Saturday, September 10, 10am-7pm

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