There is no limit for Kansas City Fashion Week designer Meggen Connolley! Meggen is launching her collection “Spiritual Warriors” from her line Magnetic Threads at this year’s KCFW. Meggen only learned how to sew and design clothing two years ago but has already made a huge splash in the fashion industry by personally receiving the Betsey Johnson choice award at Tucson Fashion Week. We had the chance to interview Meggen to gain her thoughts and insights on being a successful designer!
What is your favourite thing about being a designer? What path would you have followed, had you not become a designer?
Being able to create something tangible from a thought form is a great feeling.
What do you think has helped you most with your designing to date?
I am grateful to have some very talented friends who are designers and seamstresses to teach me.
What obstacles have you had to face and overcome to get where you are today?
I am constantly humbled by how little I know. I have to be very flexible and open to the knowledge and teaching of my friends and others in the industry.
What goals have you accomplished that you are most proud of thus far, when it comes to Magnetic Threads.
I am very proud of the fact that I learned to design and sew only 2 years ago and I have received an award from Betsey Johnson herself at Tucson Fashion Week as well as owned and operated my own shop selling my own clothing since the first day.
What inspirations did you draw on to create this collection?
This is the spiritual warrior collection. This collection channels the powerful female essence within various lifestyles for modern women.
What is the thing that makes all this hard work and effort worth it for you?
Seeing the designs walking down the runway and having positive feedback from normal people makes it worth it.
What was the turning point in your career that made you say “Yes I’ve finally made it”?
I think there are different levels of “I’ve finally made it”. When people buy my designs this is a sign that I’m on the right track. I still have plenty of room for growth.
How would you describe your process of inspiration? What do you do to keep your ideas fresh and interesting?
I look at nature, geometric shapes and channel an energy that I want to share with other people. There is an endless amount of inspiration that I can gather this way.
If you could describe your new collection with one word, what would it be and why? What would you say the overall theme of this collection would be?
Sophisticated. The sophisticated world traveler.
You will be able to pre-order Magnetic Thread’s Spiritual Warriors collection soon on Luevo!