From L to R: With Annie; with¬†Jessica; Melini
“How did you come up with names for the designs?”¬† That’s a question I’ve been asked¬†several times.
When¬†the¬†design prototypes¬†were finalized¬†and it was time to give a name to each style, the first names¬†that came to my mind were the names of¬†long-time friends¬†of mine¬†who are passionate about movement, and have been extremely generous in providing input, comments and suggestions all along.
Annie¬†and¬†I¬†met through dance club in secondary school, where we¬†shared the same crazy enthusiasm over Chinese dance.¬† Annie’s now ¬†into pilates.¬† She has¬†always¬†been¬†my go-to person for a candid opinion on anything from styles and colors, to business ideas.¬† Annie loves halters, so the first halter in the collection was named after her.
Jessica¬†is another dance fanatic¬†I¬†met through¬†dance club.¬†¬†She still attends ballet classes today.¬† Always¬†thoughtful and infinitely patient,¬†Jessica¬†endured¬†countless versions of my drafts¬†in¬†the planning stages and¬†provided invaluable feedback.¬† ¬†The cami with the cute ruched front¬†is named after her, not least for her unwavering support.
Melini¬†and¬†I met in¬†business school.¬† We bonded over job recruiting,¬†and share similar¬†interests in¬†dance and movement.¬† Yoga,¬†pilates, dance–she does them all with finesse.¬† Feedback, suggestions,¬†thoughts–she has given me more than I can thank her for.¬†¬†When it came to naming¬†the cami with the dance-inspired scoop back, Mel naturally came to mind.
And there you have it: Annie Halter, Jess Cami, and Mel Cami.