Young, creative and inspired by her surroundings, fashion designer Karolyn Pho strives to achieve a delicate balance between an artful, avant-garde ideal and the ease of classic American design. Her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, entitled Vagabond, accomplishes this goal…
…and just so happens to showcase Dansko footwear!
During her New York Fashion Week presentation at Pier 59 Studios, located on the Hudson River in Chelsea, New York City, Karolyn featured 26 different looks, each sporting clean whites, fun pops of color and oversized accessories. White clogs from our Stapled collection
, including Ingrid, Sonja and the Professional, added a classic, minimalistic touch, one that Karolyn called “a huge statement piece” while remaining “subtle.”
We caught up with Karolyn to learn more about her fashion expertise—and her passion for Dansko clogs.
Q: How does the title Vagabond describe your SS15 collection?
A: The collection this season is more utilitarian and functional in its silhouettes. That ease and wearability helps to evoke the vagabond spirit.
Q: What inspired Vagabond’s color palette?
A: The color palette was inspired by Art Deco Architecture of South Florida in the 60's-- there's a mixing and matching of pastels and pops of neon.
Q: How can fashion tell a story?
A: Fashion is cinematic by nature. It can literally place you in a specific world at a specific time and give insight into a character's person … all without saying one word.
Q: Describe your personal style in five words or less.
A: Elevated classic with a personal quirk.
Q: Name one accessory you never leave home without.
A: My tennis bracelet and my gold thumb band. The ring was my mother's 'lucky' ring which she wore when her and my father started their first business.
Q: Name one location or setting that never ceases to provide inspiration.
A: New York City
Q: How did our Ingrid, Sonja and Professional clogs enhance your collection’s aesthetic?
A: The clog style footwear was my homage to 90's fashion. They were a huge statement piece in my runway showing, yet subtle enough to not distract from the clothing.
Q: Why Dansko?
A: Dansko is a household name for clogs. Every one of my friends has owned a pair of Dansko shoes at some point in their life—they’re a classic!
To learn more about the clogs featured in Vagabond
, and to browse the rest of our Stapled collection, visit Dansko.com