For Fall 2010 Samantha Pleet’s inspiration comes from the world in which she lives, her daily routine, and the mysterious and fantastical experiences she encounters everyday. The results are clothes imbued with both cinematic drama and unaffected charm, gorgeous lines and clean shapes, meant as much for a member of her inner circle as for the friend she hasn’t met. With a roster of alluring fabrics, such as recycled material from Ultrasuede, Organic wool from Vermont, and ancient Chinese Mud Silk, Pleet adds depth, comfort and elegant irreverence to Fall’s very sexy silhouettes. This season also marks the first time Pleet has used Pleats, and she does them justice with ultra-highwaisted pants, paperbag shorts and a killer evening dress among the stand outs. Rounding out the collection are shoes made in collaboration with Osborn Design Studio crafted with fabric and knits from the line.
To capture the feeling of the collection Pleet collaborated with photographer Andrew De Francesco and stylist Kat Clements to create a lookbook and short film echoing Pleet’s signature aesthetic of offbeat edge mixed with delectable intrigue. Filmed at her grandmother’s house outside of Philadelphia it is filled with sentiment and rediscovery
New York Designer Samantha Pleet debuted her namesake collection for the Fall 2006 season, intertwining elements of the dark, mysterious and fantastical with a sense of modernity that is distinctly Pleet. Her signature rompers, jackets and dresses are now best sellers at boutiques across the US and abroad, and she has developed a specialty in dressing indie bands such as Au Revoir Simone, Chairlift, and The Dirty Projectors. Since October 2008, she has designed an exclusive collection for Urban Outfitters called Rapscallion which led to curating a pop-up store in Los Angeles in November 2008. She received a 2009 Ecco Domani sustainability design award for her work on the premiere collection of Bodkin. The 28-year-old Philadelphia native also creates artwork, film, and plans to start a band if she ever has time.