IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
The start of the new year brings a sense of excitement, intrigue and maybe even a little dose of magic – but if you ask Samantha Pleet she might argue that magic has been there all along. To further investigate (and to kick off the next chapter of our ongoing series with Brand Assembly) we visited Pleet at her whimsical new studio in the heart of Brooklyn. Amidst the designer’s full racks (read: swoon-worthy collections), it may seem hard to concentrate on anything else as Samantha’s dreamy aesthetic is enough to entice any style maven and shopper alike. Though we also set our sights on the details of the space which included exposed brick, trinkets and treasures, scraps of fabric and foliage-adorned corners. With sincere passion and undeniable talent we were excited to once again sit down with Samantha and catch up on what’s been happening in her world of magic and mystery since our initial chat in 2014. BELOW YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DISCOVER an introduction to our conversation, but don’t forget to hop over to The Assemblist to see the full scope of our afternoon.
I’m Samantha Pleet and I have been designing for the last 9 years.
I started the collection after graduating from Pratt Institute. My husband and design partner Patrick joined the company about 4 years ago Since then the two of us have been working night and day doing what we love. When were not at the studio we go to movies, have dinner parties, and travel around with friends.
Talk to us about what’s changed since our initial conversation in 2014?
I would like to try to look a bit more put together.
I’m always so busy that I just roll into something comfy to go work. But now that our studio is growing and more people are visiting, I would like to look more inspiring. I would like to spend a little more time on myself this year.