Sherissa Skye Gibson recently released her second collection of womenswear, made right here in Denver at the Fashion Design Center. She launched Skye Gibson Designs just last year, in June; we recently caught up with the designer to find out what inspired her new line of luxurious dresses and separates for the modern woman.
Westword: What was the inspiration behind your second collection?
Skye Gibson: With the second collection, we were really inspired to bridge casual and luxurious. We used soft, luxurious fabrics with pieces that can be worn every day and easily layered into an existing wardrobe. The Misfit and Godmother tops both have beautiful detailing in the front and look great alone or under a blazer. The Chez Jay pants have great detail at the ankles and can be dressed up with heels or worn more casually with flats or boots. As with the first collection, there is a prominent focus on making sure the fit is perfect.
What is the price range of the garments?
There's something for everybody in the line, which ranges from $85 for tops to $290 for jackets, with prices in between for dresses, skirts and pants. Sizes run 0-14 and everything is made in the USA.
What are you contributing to the local fashion scene?
We were excited to have the second collection made right here in Denver at the Fashion Design Center. We also created two designs for the Paper Fashion Show last year, which was a lot of fun.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
At Skye Gibson Designs, we try to use eco-friendly fabrics whenever possible. Currently, the Sister Bella Dress is offered in Modal and the Baroque Jacket is offered in Tencel, both of which are 100 percent biodegradable.
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