Threaded through my life is the story of my FAMILY with origins in a small North East town... mostly during the cold WINTER months, in our car, with the windows open just a crack to feel the cold air on my face, MILES DAVIS coming through the radio and my dad behind the wheel. These are my most comforting memories.
My design ethos EMBODIES how I perceive that comfort; the TEXTURE of my life’s memories, both wild and sweet. The sensuality of my musings, missteps and my WILLINGNESS to rise after each fall.
My love of clothing and passion comes from my mother, Dale. My mom wasn’t always easy -- we didn’t always see eye to eye, but she was always my first, my TOUCHSTONE, my comfort. Her LOVE was fierce. As was her impeccable style and her PASSION. She had a multitude of mysteries and I still learn from her every day...how to always be TRUE to myself.
This collection is inspired from more than where I come from and the distinct and STRONG personalities that shaped me. It is my evolution and CREATIVE expression of love, imperfect but strong; tumultuous but abiding.
To SURROUND others in sweaters that create a CONNECTION to their own warmth, is an acknowledgement that life isn’t always easy, but what we WRAP around us, can always be.
I am LAUREN PARRISH WALKER. This is my passion and my gift to the world.
This is PARRISH.