ANOTHER AUSSIE LABEL FOR YOU (and me) this Spring! Like I've been saying, I've been so in love with Australian designs lately. I found Hunter on Instagram and was drawn to the beautiful photography that accompanied such beautiful pieces, so it's no surprise that the designer, Sara Wurcker, also cites photography as one of her creative outlets. She was kind enough to send me three gorgeous garments from her recent collection: the linen billow top, kimono jacket, and the denim wrap skirt (photo by Sara). I'm excited to see more from her! Read on for the interview.
Photos by Yoon Kim. Click on 'em to see full sized images.
How did you get started in design?
I started by making clothes for myself. I always felt like I was looking for something in my wardrobe that didn’t exist and daydreaming about what I wanted to wear.
What, if any, are your design inspirations in terms of other designers?
There are so many designers that I admire. I love the different aesthetics of Rodarte, Jaquemus, and Celine to name a few.
How does the place you live in influence your design aesthetic?
I live in Canberra, which is a pretty small city. Having a shop here has allowed me to get to know my customers really well, who as a result have influenced my design aesthetic. I have a loyal customer base here and these ladies provide me with endless inspiration and motivation.
What is your mission statement for Hunter?
To produce timeless clothes for the modern girl with a focus on quality fabrics and wearable designs. I think it is important to make clothes that will last the distance and be a meaningful addition to your wardrobe.
What other creative outlets do you have?
As for other creative outlets, I really enjoy photography and I take all the photos for the website.
Describe a typical day at work and also a day off.
I spend most days in my studio/retail space (wildwood studio). I spend my time pattern-making, cutting fabric, sewing, chatting to customers, replying to emails, and sending off orders. When I have a day off, I love to read and spend time at home.
What's next for your line?
I want to keep adding pieces to the online store on a regular basis and look into local manufacturers. I am also working on some collaborations that I am really excited about.