HYPEBAE- Caitlin Price by Slow Waves


Caitlin Price's "Sports-Luxe" Designs Are Not Your Ordinary Athleisure

The designer describes her take on elevated sportswear and her inspirations

How do you usually go about looking for inspiration?

Each season I spend a long time researching, before I begin designing. I often start by collecting garments and accessories from my own wardrobe, markets or eBay which I might then piece together on the body to work out key styling or silhouettes for the collection.

This season the images on my wall were of 1960s swimsuits and optic prints, girls poolside in Ibiza, club flyers and stills from Jacques Tati’s 1958 film Mon Oncle. I pull together everything I’ve been looking at or thinking about and that’s where the story for each collection begins.

What advice would you give any aspiring designers who wish to start their own label?

It’s very tough. Running a business is hard!

Decide what it is that sets you apart. Don’t copy or imitate, there are a lot of clothes out there, so there isn’t much point in making more unless your really bringing something new to the table.


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CAITLIN PRICE SS17 by Slow Waves


'For Spring/Summer 17 Caitlin Price's fascination with nightlife rituals moves onto 24/7 partying, exploring the relentless hedonism of young British women on group getaways. Here 'holiday best' style is amplified and abstracted, to create an image of artificial poolside opulence.'


Swirl Track Top and Swirl Shorts

Swirl Track Top and Swirl Shorts

'Price's deliberately OTT look this season is intended to play on the idea of aspirational hyper-reality.

Initially inspired by the graphic shapes and saturated tones of the villa set pieces in Jacques Tati's 1958 film Mon Oncle, parallels were subsequently drawn with computer-generated noughties club flyers, and the contemporary obsession with Instagram filters.

These influences are seen most clearly in the collections palette, where candy pastels and punchy chemical brights feature heavily.'


Set from Jacques Tati's film Mon Oncle

Set from Jacques Tati's film Mon Oncle

'Throughout the collection, Price's signature mix of body-conscious club wear and relaxed sportswear has been used to chart a day through night transition.'