By: Firdausi Yusuf, Creative Director of FiFi X
Cassie Danielle Rosteski was born August 6, 1985, Thompson, MB, Canada. Growing up in northern Saskatchewan she developed a strong relationship with nature and a respect for the environment. She graduated from The Pacific Design Academy in 2006 with a Diploma in Fashion Design and soon after founded her own company, Cassie Danielle Designs.
I was able to interview Cassie on her way back from the pride show.
Tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your brand?
Cassie: I started back in 2006. I’ve been working in Alberta and recently just quit to focus on it full-time again. My brand is Cassie Danielle. For a lot of years I focused on eco fabrics and I do upcycle like turning old leather jackets into handbags. My brand is pretty edgy, focuses on a lots of wearable art and one of a kind design.
What is your proudest moment so far for your brand?
Cassie: I have a wicked wearable art piece I am so proud of that I did for an art competition and I was so happy to have the piece shot by an amazing photographer by the name of Martine Sansousy. It was pretty cool to see models in hair, make up and everything coming together for the shoot.
That sounds Amazing. So why did you choose to become involved with SFDF?
Cassie: I think it’s the biggest design festival for designers that I have seen in Saskatchewan so far. I am really bad at committing to things and I feel like I push myself a little harder as a designer. I kind of just do whatever unless I have a show planned and a collection to put together. I think it will be a good step up for me as a designer and for Saskatchewan to see what I have to offer.
What are you most looking forward to during the show?
Cassie: The show is obviously what I am looking forward to and meeting new customers. I have doing a lot art shows and getting into interior decorating and upholstery. This is a big way for me to get involved in the fashion industry as well now.
What pieces should attendees look out for?
Cassie: I am going to be doing some rework and converting vintage wool blankets into jackets which I will be some good fall pieces.
Oh nice! I can’t wait to see that! Look forward to seeing you on at the runway and marketplace.
I really appreciate Cassie taking the time out of her busy schedule to chat with me.
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