Last week, I made sure to pop into Harrods to check out the latest pop up shop by one of my favorite brands, Mother of Pearl. A super cool installation that is worth checking (it ends on the 30th of March, so do hurry up!) out followed by shopping 🙂 The pop up showcases the s/s’12 collection in collaboration with Fiona Banner. My favorite piece from the collection is the bleeding flag gown at the front. Check out the sneak peak below and I recently interviewed Head Designer, Amy Powney – interview below! interesting & very insightful.
What inspires a ‘Mother of Pearl’ collection?
Naturally the artists that we work with, not only for inspiration but also as we are directly using their artwork. Mother of Pearl continues seasonally with it’s ‘sporty’ theme, so a vast array of vintage and contemporary sportswear is added in! And not unlike any other designer Mop is inspired by all things creative!
I love the pop up shop at Harrods – How did that concept come up?
Mother of Pearl has continued with it’s concept ‘pop- up’ shop’s which we like to call ‘MoP SHoP’ over the last few seasons. This has been housed at Other Criteria, Goss Michael Foundation and Showstudio in the past. We have worked with Harrod’s previously with our exclusive Polly Morgan tee’s and it was a natural process to continue with such a great store. Harrod’s have worked showcasing other designers in this ‘pop up’ style and so it was a natural fit.
Why do you feel Harrods was the perfect partnership for the pop up concept?
We love their continued search for all things astonishing, whilst still honouring the traditional. Working with such and iconic establishment. As Maia has said before, ” We’re thrilled to be working with Harrods – on the retail plane it’s the king of kings”
Do you read Fashion blogs?
Honestly, I am still a magazine reader, I am terrible with technology and have not managed to ‘get with the times’ yet…! I don’t have internet at home actually! However, I am working to change this!
What are you currently working on?
Our first pre collection in collaboration with Thomas Scheibitz.