We are so happy to welcome Meagan Miller to the Matilda Jane Family! Not only is she a crazy talented designer, she’s one of the sweetest gals we know.
Meagan started here at the beginning of October 2014, and she hit the ground running from her very first day. You’ll be able to see her influence in our fall 2015 collection (which just between us, is going to knock your socks off).
So, a little bit about Meagan. She grew up in our neighbor state of Michigan, but she’s been living in the Big Apple for the past 14 years. And she comes to us from Ralph Lauren, where she was a childrenswear designer for 10 years.
Here’s what Meagan had to say about moving, Matilda Jane, and what she’s looking forward to now that she’s here:
My boyfriend lives just outside of Chicago, so there was talk of me moving out here, but never in a million years did I think I would have a job in fashion. This opportunity was a surprise to me, thankfully.
I just love how girly and playful MJ is. I’m a girly girl at heart! I love all the prints and the mixing of prints, and I love that the designers here put a lot of thought into the details. They don’t hold back. They make each garment super special, and I think that attention to detail is really obvious. The quirky buttons, the pretty trims. But most of all, creating clothes that allow little girls to be little girls.
I’m super excited to be here, and I’ve loved every day since I’ve gotten to Matilda Jane. As a designer, it’s always really great to be challenged creatively, and working here has allowed me to explore something totally new. I’m enjoying it so much, and this is exactly where I need to be right now as an artist.
Working at Matilda Jane is great because there aren’t really any limits or boundaries. At some companies, designers work within a box. Here, there really aren’t any limits. Some of the new fabrications I’ve seen for next fall bring a whole new element that I think everyone is going to respond to in a very positive way. Also, we are focused on finding prints that when you look at it, you’ll be able to say, “Yes, that’s a Matilda Jane print.” I know our garments speak to that, and our designs scream Matilda Jane, but even to go one step farther and have those prints tell the story. I think that’s going to be really exciting.
The Hello, Lovely! release is almost here, and I can’t wait. I love the whole collection! I think the Dainty Dancer Dress is so adorable. Super precious. I also adore the Pink Roses Big Ruffles. The print is so cute! The whole line is so pretty and so feminine. I love all of it.