Recap of the Redesigning the Regency for the Runway Presentation
Thank you to everyone who attended the Redesigning the Regency for the Runway Zoom event, big thank you to Jane Boltz and the JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) Southwest Region crew. I was honored to be asked to go in depth about my creative process and give a few sneak peeks into the new Jane Austen collection that will debut on September 10th, 2022 during New York Fashion Week.
I must admit, I had not given a presentation of any kind since my college days, which was close to two decades ago. It's funny, but I wasn't nervous before the presentation, but as soon as I saw how many people were watching my hands started to shake and my voice as well. I'm not sure if I will be brave enough to re-watch the video once it's on the JASNA Southwest Youtube channel, but I'll happily share the link once it is available.
For those who had questions from what I conveyed (or tried to convey), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to answer any questions, if I don't know the answer, I can check my resources to try to. It's absolutely fun for me to learn something I didn't know before and any questions, comments and ideas you're willing to share I am open to all of them. I know that makes me a better designer is being able to accept other people's opinions.
I also want to hear your own story of coping. Much of the creative process for me was turning the grief I had when my mother died into something constructive versus destructive and the result was my new quest to learn something new about Jane Austen every single day. When I said that Jane Austen saved my creative life, I meant it. Every day since deciding to create the Jane Austen Collection, I have looked forward to waking up and finding bits of inspiration that fuels me.
For those who attended the Zoom event and asked for the pictures from my 2 photo shoots from Paris and Versailles (for my cashmere collection) here they are below or you can view the behind the scenes video https://youtu.be/BQ9ZjjNigQ8 - Photography by Monika Wasko.