In this video, designer Juliana Bennett shows WatchMojo some of her favorite designs from her eco-friendly collection.
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Eco-Friendly Designs From Mulcair
Leila: Hey this is watchmojo.com I’m your host Leila and today I’m going to be talking to Juliana Bennett of Mulcair fashion who turns to nature to create luxury.
Would you say that there are any signature elements of this collection?
Juliana Bennett: (Mulcair owner/Designer) Well definitely in the first collection, I would say the sailor pants where the base signature element with these copper disc buttons, you can see on these ones actually quarter length double-breasted with the copper disc is going down that belted jacket. Those were a really big element that we’re making.
Leila: This is quite a luxurious looking line. It can be described as sort of closed for high society. Who is a high society woman who do you design your clothes for?
Juliana: You want to make a statement but you don’t want to look too costumy or completely be the center of attention in the room. It wants to be trendy and fashionable but in a way wearable and kind of down to earth in the same way.
Leila: Are these garments hand made, machine made or mass?
Juliana: They are machine made in a factory in North. I wouldn’t say they are mass made because it’s a very small production. I use an organic wool as you can see like in this Turtle neck an organic wool jersey and then I also use sustainable blends, and fabrics like I’ve used a silk and wool hemp, hemp is a really good fabric to use for the environment because it’s very sustainable. It grows faster, you don’t need to use pesticides to grow it and pesticides are a big pollutant.
Leila: You’ve been described as a new mood designer. I don’t know if you know what that is, do you have any comments on that?
Juliana: New Mood, maybe because the fabrics are organic but the aesthetic is an organic. I mean if you look at these clothes they don’t scream nature, they’re quite modern and sleek. They’re quite cold in aesthetic which is unnatural.
Leila: Do you have any favorite garments you want to point out?
Juliana: The lather top cocktail. In a way because it’s so simple but it’s so like elegant and classy and it looks great on a lot of different body types.
Leila: Will someone be able to pull this out in 2 or 3 years and bring it?
Juliana: Absolutely. I think so for sure. So it’s not extremely trendy, you know and where you could wear it one season and then it’s completely out of fashion that’s not really the type of clothes I like to make.