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6 Shore Road is quickly becoming a premiere source for beach-ready cover-ups and loungewear. The silky, figure-flattering items easily take you from day to night. If you are a regular reader, you may have seen our Designer Spotlight on 6 Shore Road, or actress Leven Rambin spotted in the 6 Shore Road Peek Away Dress.
Pooja Kharbanda, the amazingly talented designer behind the brand, shared a little about her style, as well as the inspiration behind the collection, in our Q & A below.
SKP: Tell us a little about how you got your start designing.
PK: Since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to create whether it was paintings, sketches or art. And growing up I had always seen my mom sew a lot of clothes for my sister and I which really sparked the initial interest. After many odd fashion jobs/internships I was completely passionate about starting my own brand and see where it would lead me… I love the beach and everything about it and with frequent trips to the Hampton’s, I wanted to create a collection that could be worn from day to night & the beach to the bar.
SKP: How would you describe your style?
PK: My style is transitional, trendy, feminine and most of all fun! I like to wear day items at night and night items during the day…mixing it all up.
SKP: You were born in and raised in Hong Kong and Panama, and now live in NYC. How did the places you lived shape your designs or inspire you?
PK: Hong Kong is the New York of the East, so it’s a very international & commercial city. Panama on the other hand has both a great city life and an amazing beach life that is very relaxing and vibrant. Living in NYC really brought everything I had experienced all into one city. Over the years, my style has developed from each of the lifestyles I had there and it’s inevitable that you’ll always see bits and pieces of each of the places in my collections.
SKP: If you had to describe the 6 Shore Road collection in 3 words, what would they be?
PK: Transitional, Comfortable, Effortless
SKP: What type of woman wears 6 Shore Road?
PK: I think dressing should be fun and incredibly chic, so I dress for the kind of woman who likes to be seen. A 6 Shore Road girl is a progressive and stylish girl who loves color and likes clothes to look good on her BUT is constantly is developing her style.
SKP: What is your favorite piece in your collection?
PK: I respond differently each time and it’s always according to my mood. Obviously I love everything but right now, I’m feeling the Jane Birkin dress with the Gigi Moto Leather Vest from the Fall 2011 collection.
SKP: What materials do you use to create your clothing?
PK: I like to use different weights of silk & silk chiffon throughout. For Spring/Summer, I like to use a lot of cotton voile and light jersey – it’s very breathable and light weight. For Fall wool jersey is amazingly warm and flattering to the body.
SKP: What is your current favorite fashion trend?
PK: I love the exaggerated wide leg pants.
SKP: What trend would like to see disappear?
PK: I wouldn’t miss the bralette tops for some time!
SKP: How do you see the company evolving in the future?
PK: Right now, the line is right where we want it to be. Though we are constantly evolving, we are a contemporary brand that is about style. The line crosses barriers from season to season exploring the 6 Shore Road lifestyle.
Thank you Pooja, for taking the time to share a little about your collection and inspiration!
One lucky reader will be selected via Random.org and winner will be announced on Friday, April 8th, 2011.
Please note: This giveaway runs from Thursday, March 31st, 2011 until Thursday, April 7th, 2011. Open to US residents only. Good luck!
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