When I was younger, I was always so excited to get a new outfit for the first day of school, my birthday or whatever seemingly monumental occasion was happening in my youth. I remember trying on countless outfits until my room resembled the aftermath of a clothing tornado. My requirements for clothing included that it looked great and cost little. It wasn't until I got older that I began to understand the actual costs of clothing, both on the environment and for factory workers. The more I learned about the fashion industry the more important it became to me to wear clothing made locally with intention and love.
When I met Korinne Vader last year, all of those things came together. Korinne creates unique handmade goods that reflect the beautiful imperfection of nature and humankind. She designs and sews everything from her home studio on Vancouver Island. Her craftsmanship and ability to create effortless designs makes each piece unique yet timeless. I am so grateful to photograph such a lovely collection.
Below are some photographs from her spring line which you can find here.