Designer Q&A, Agatha Cub

Agatha Cub is a New York apparel and accessories brand designing super-cool everyday wear for kids and their parents. Sustainably sourced and ethically manufactured the label celebrates all things weird and wonderful, good for the plant and good for our littlest ones. Of course, they do so with fun, vibrant print and patterns that bring street wear classics to the contemporary market.

Creative director and founder, Bianca Reis, was no stranger to contemporary fashion design when she started the label. The Australian-born designer draws on her years experiences providing technical direction for the fashion industry in NYC working with Helmut Lang, Kimberley Ovitz, Orley as well as her own womenswear label salas \ voon.

The new Fall/Winter season hits the stores just in-time for back-to-school shopping and we’re excited to take a first peak and hear more from Bianca about all that inspires Agatha Cub in today’s Q&A!agathacub-FW15-NPELLIOTT-1 What inspired the name of your label?
A childhood puppy friend named Agatha.

Why did you choose to design for children?
When my two nephews were born, I was at a cross-roads in my career as a womenswear designer. The love I felt for them inspired it all!

What are the motivations or inspirations behind the design?
The world around us, without the stereotypes. All our prints are original photographs from my travels and are open to interpretation.agathacub-FW15-NPELLIOTT-2agathacub-FW15-NPELLIOTT-4Is there a style decade that you are inspired by?
The 90’s. Cool, effortless streetwear.

What makes your label stand out in the industry?
Our original prints! agathacub-FW15-NPELLIOTT-5agathacub-FW15-NPELLIOTT-3How does your design process differ when designing for boys vs. girls?
It doesn’t. We do not assign genders to our styles or colors because we believe that everything should be on the table, always. There are no rules here, and certainly no stereotypes or gender discrimination!

What do you have coming up that you are really excited about?
We are excited about a pop-up shop in NYC in August and also introducing a new mascot inspired by our Jack Russell/Chihuahua pup; Bodhi. We love him so much and it just makes so much sense that he will lead the team!agathacub-FW15-NPELLIOTT-10What is your favorite piece from your current collection?
Our retro runners shorts from Spring/Summer 15.

 

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