Canada's fashion scene had a major moment this past Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition to celebrate what would be the South African president's 100th birthday, and Meghan was spotted wearing none other than Calgary's House of Nonie.
“I was the girl who was always asking to braid my cousins’ and friends’ hair. I realized at 15 that I wanted to be a stylist, and started at my first salon when I was 17. I’ve never looked in another direction; it is for sure my vocation.”
“Relationships are everything in the fashion industry. I once had someone tell me that I will not be successful because I smile too much. That might be the case in the corporate world, but in fashion, I’ve found it to be the opposite.”
"I've learned a lot about myself and also life. Putting yourself out there like this, and having no roadmap, forces you to face a lot of your fears and learn a lot about yourself. It can make you really vulnerable but also stronger every day with every new accomplishment."
"There are few people in this province who work in this business on the same level as PARK. We’ve really grown from just supplying models for their shows into a strong team working together on a variety of projects."
"Calgary is full of creative and insanely talented people, but they have to stop leaving the city to pursue their creativity elsewhere. It's our responsibility, and the responsibility of generations to come, to help push the city to the front of the stage and to give these people a reason to stay."
"The bones of PARK have stayed consistent over the years but each show is a completely different project with a new venue, new theme, new designers, and new challenges. Although that means it’s always stressful, it keeps things exciting and interesting and it keeps pushing us forward."
Maeghan Archibald has been with the PARK team for eight years. Originally a model in PARK's first runway show, she is now the Director of Fashion, along with making sure the organization runs like a smooth machine.
7:55 a.m. We walked down to the hotel's common area Saturday morning with bleary eyes, wearing the same clothes as the night before. It's the morning of PARKSHOW 2017 in Edmonton, and we are all packed loosely in the dining room, piling our plates high with items from the complimentary continental breakfast.
The man behind most of our recent main ad campaigns, graphic designer Adam Warner has been working with PARK for over 2 years now, and we finally got to find out what he actually thinks about us! Check out his interview with Adriana and Allison Seto