Sharyn Condon, owner and creative director of Staple + Cloth
Sharyn Condon launched Staple + Cloth in August 2014 and the label has gone from strength to strength in the past year and a bit. She bought and transformed the former Kingan Jones brand to create Staple + Cloth, relaunching with a fresh label that is all about classic pieces with a modern spin.
We caught up with Sharyn to find out more about her brand, what inspires her and what you’d never catch her wearing.
Tell us about your latest collection?
Staple + Cloth Summer 2015 collection “Reverie” evokes a feeling of contemplation, a day dream. Nonchalant but deliberate playful contrasts of tactile fabrics. Clean structured styles mixed with the cheeky and flippant.
What made you become a designer?
I travelled a lot as a child and was lucky enough to live in London which in turn inspired me to study fashion there.
What inspires you?
Travelling, movies, magazines, and people watching!
Describe your personal style and how it influences your products and brand?
I am a busy woman as most are and I like to design clothing that fits well, is made from beautiful fabric and has the ability to keep up with the lifestyle we lead.
What is your all-time favourite purchase?
Patrick Cox loafers in London
What wardrobe item should every woman invest in?
A good coat.
Do you have a style rule you always obey?
Less is more.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Launching my own brand.
What can’t you live without?
Coffee and wine.
Finish this sentence – You would never catch me wearing… a bubble skirt!
Images from Staple + Cloth