(Music by Eric Beug. Animation by JuliaPott)
Holly Stalder is a prolific clothing designer working out of a cozy studio in Portland, Oregon. Her delicate and feminine clothing and accessories have gained wide acclaim in the blogosphere and in magazines such as SOMA, ELLE, Lucky, and W. Her intricate creations are also quite appealing to many brides-to-be.
We recently visited Holly’s studio to see how she constructs her beautiful shrugs. The piece that we were lucky enough to catch Holly making is similar to the version showcased in Portland Bride & Groom, as seen below.
A large part of Holly’s creative process comes from sourcing vintage material. Finding just the right lace, pearls or tulle gives each shrug or dress that she creates a unique touch.
Some of Holly’s pieces are limited editions that vary slightly piece to piece, while others are one-of-a-kind masterpieces. It’s truly amazing to watch her elegant sensibilities shine through as she adapts her materials to her patterns.
From Holly’s Blog:
Faded velvet ribbons, Edwardian lace, and the beaded applique of a 1920’s dress, aurora borealis rhinestone buttons. Holly’s designs begin with her favored raw materials: salvaged antique fabrics and trims. Intrigued by the fragility of fabrics and how they age and wear over time, she incorporates these elements into her modern designs.
Holly’s hand-sewn accessories and formal wear are made with care and customizable to any formal occasion. They’re truly that memorable addition that could make your wedding day.