In order to get a creative job at Free People, you are asked to do a project that expresses your creativity and understanding of the Free People aesthetic. It’s a really great way to show what you are capable of beyond a typical portfolio. So anyway, one of our accessories designers had hand made these super crafty luggage tags for her Free People interview. She tapped into how important travel is to the Free People girl, how inspiring it can be. Obvoiusly she was right on, got the job, and months later is seeing her creations sold in the Holiday Catalog! Check out the hand embellished tags for sale on freepeople.com
Nylon‘s November issue features a section highlighting what’s going on here in Philadelphia. As you may know, Philly is the city Free People calls home. So Nylon scouted some girls on the street to be part of their spread, and the three pictured all happen to be designers associated with FP. (Check Nylon‘s website soon. They have been posting all of their issues for free online!)
Our display team has been doing some amazing art inside the fitting rooms of our boutiques. Each one is different and done using paints, markers, stencils and stickers. Check out the photos above of walls from our latest store location in Boston’s Prudential Center.
Once our designers design a style and colors, fabrics, and trims are chosen, a factory will send a proto for them to approve. The designer then approves or makes changes before it goes into production. Our factories usually send us proto samples in a real life women’s size, so our knit designers were totally surprised when this mini sample arrived in the mail! The hoodie is so cute tiny it makes you think how adorable Free People baby clothes could be…
While shooting our fall catalog in Poland, the girls visited a small village called Zalipie. This town was the inspiration for our fall “Cabinet of Curiosities” trend, with all of the handpainted wood work influencing both our clothing embellishment and store display design. In searching for locations for the shoot, they found this amazing painted dog house; the home of these sweet little puppies.
We here at free people are a curious bunch. We share an interest in exploring all aspects of the artistic culture that surrounds us and in the people that create it. This blog is about sharing those discoveries and maybe even inspiring you to do some discovering of your own.
(the Free People Girl was illustrated by one of our Structured Wovens designers)