Rome. Bali. Ibiza. Oslo.
These are among the destinations designer David Peck would like to stamp on his passport, but his day job keeps getting in the way of international travel.
So, instead of moping over the places he isn’t going, Peck hitched a ride in his imagination, creating a spring 2014 collection called Desk-tinations.
“This was all about finding the beauty where you are, even if it’s things right on my desk,” Peck says.
Peck’s once snug atelier on Kirby Drive has expanded from a cadre of seamstresses to a full-on manufacturing hub, so it just made sense for him to hold his spring 2014 collection in the ever-expanding space.
Peck and his team transformed a former gym space to a bright and airy show space, reflecting the tone of the collection.
“This was all about finding the beauty where you are, even if it’s things right on my desk."
Easy shift dresses, high-waisted skirts, luxurious matte jersey gowns, prints drawn from a balcony view in Galveston and a David Brown floral arrangement made their way into the collection.
“I’m not really a floral person, but I liked how graphic it looked, so I deconstructed it for the collection,” Peck says.
Models sported seafoam green eyebrows and bright pink extensions to their waist-length ponytails and slipped on bold, colorful jewelry by IW Marks.
The collection is a mix of linen, charmeuse, chiffon and organic cotton sateen, with limited size runs. Showing fashion designers also have to be business savvy, Peck chose to show an in-season collection that is sellable and wearable now.
He also matched his spring collection with age-appropriate dresses by Cloud 9 Cuties, a children’s line manufactured by Peck, worn by the daughters of some of his best clients, a smart move on his part.
Here’s hoping he can get a vacation in before his pint-sized fashion followers need a prom dress.