Barilà for Icône
Sabrina Barilà took the time to answer the Uncle James’ Fashion Proust Questionnaire to highlight her collaboration with Icône for La Maison Simons. The pieces are in stores since early August and they range from $145 to $350.
Uncle James: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Sabrina Barilà: LIFE!
Uncle James: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Sabrina Barilà: Being able to laugh everyday…
Uncle James: What profession other than yours would you have like to do?
Sabrina Barilà: I would’ve like to be a dancer or a psychologist!
Uncle James: Who are your favourite fictional heroes?
Sabrina Barilà: Chief Inspector Clouseau, Snoopy and Spider Pig.
Uncle James: Who are your favourite characters in history?
Sabrina Barilà: Frida Kahlo, Cheech & Chong and Edith Piaf…
Uncle James: What is the most meaningful piece of clothing you own?
Sabrina Barilà: My plaid shirt.. I love my plaid shirt. I really really love my plaid shirt…
Uncle James: If you were reincarnated as another designer or model, who would it be?
Sabrina Barilà: Derek Zoolander.
Uncle James: What sound or noise do you love?
Sabrina Barilà: The sound of water.
Uncle James: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Sabrina Barilà: Being alone for the rest of your life.
Uncle James: What is your deepest regret?
Sabrina Barilà: Having said hurtful things to people I love and not being able to take them back.
About the collaboration with La Maison Simons
Uncle James: How did the collaboration started between you and La Maison Simons?
Sabrina Barilà: It started off as an idea between me and Anne-Marie Belzil (Icône buyer at Simons) and the rest is history…
Uncle James: What was your inspiration for this collection?
Sabrina Barilà: I was in London drinking strawberry lime cider at the Queen’s pub when I saw this really attractive women wearing Polka dots and eating a pork sausage roll… And the rest, again, is history ahah.
Uncle James: Are you looking forward to do more of these, perhaps with other retailers?
Sabrina Barilà: Yes! Actually a future project is already in progress…
Pictures courtesy of La Maison Simons / Barilà || Credit: Saad Al-Hakkak