Peach Carr might have gotten her big break as a fan favorite on Project Runway Season 8 (with a glorious return on Season 2 All Stars!) but that was only the beginning for the Lake Forest designer.
Not only does Peach design fabulous stretch day and evening looks, she does it all from Chicago and it’s all made my women. As her websites states, “She designs for the woman who likes to be on-trend yet comfortable and polished.” And we love her for it!
Peach pulls inspiration for her patterns, silhouettes and overall attitude of her designs from the 60s and 70s. And it’s all about function. She uses no-nonsense materials – fabrics that are chic, ultra-comfy, and can be tossed in a washing machine at the end of the day.
In honor of Peach Carr’s birthday on January 11th, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite things …
Her new handbag collection. York Furrier recently started carrying Peach’s latest and greatest accessory creation – a collection of handbags that features cartoons from the New Yorker. Each bag boasts a bit of humor and a unique, bold closure piece. Shapes include a silver chain trimmed oval clutch, a thin leather trimmed baguette, a jeweled knuckle handle minaudiere, and a rhinestone closure pouch clutch. Buy your art and wear it, too, with this fun collection!
Her runway walk. As it turns out, Peach isn’t always designing FOR the runway … sometimes she walks it herself! She recently strutted her stuff at the November 2 St. Jude Fashion Show in Rosemont. Peach wore a York Furrier favorite, a Zuki designed color block sheared beaver walking coat accessorized with a York Signature Style natural ranch mink “puff” – it’s a purse and a muff.
Her effortless designs. The dress at the left is classic Peach. It’s simple yet spunky, and any woman could rock it! It comes in black (shown here), taupe, fuchsia and turquoise. We love the idea of pairing it with a simple leather jacket in the Spring or Fall, like this Italian Designed Gold Dust Metallic Lamb Leather Moto Jacket. (Photo courtesy of Peachcarrdesigns.com)
Happy birthday Peach – We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for your already fabulous fashions!