Di Carlo Couture is an haute couture label created by Montreal-based designer Antoinette Di Carlo. Decorative, feminine and romantic, Di Carlo favors the long and lean, with a keen interest in silhouette and a passion for glamour and sophistication. Elegant and feminine without looking saccharine, luxurious materials make every single look special and unique.
Margarita Kadochnikova: How did your upbringing influence you?
Antoinette Di Carlo: I was immersed into the fashion industry at a very young age since parents were sewing contractors. This means I spent my summers tagging along at work with them. I picked up on sewing at the age of 8 years old. I learnt the production side of things, the unglamorous part therefore my expectations were realistic. It taught me resilience and solidified my work ethic.
You fell into fashion. How did that happen?
I always had a flair for fashion and luckily a gift for creativity and imagination. I decided to follow my passion, that led me to be a designer.
Why does fashion matter?
Fashion to me is self expression. We all have an individual style and the best way to show it is to wear it !