Can fashion transcend borders? LIFEwithBIRD designers Bridget McCall and Nicholas Van Messner believe so, “There is definitely a strong desire across the globe for contemporary stylish design with an effortless, streetwise sensibility. Just look at the humble t-shirt or blue jeans. They’re everywhere!”
The husband and wife duo launched their label with the desire to create a global aesthetic. Their latest collection – inspired by recent travels throughout Italy’s cityscapes and coastlines – embodies an Italian lifestyle of beautiful contrasts, reflective of Bridget and Nicholas’ own ethos.
“We immerse ourselves in the day-to-day rituals of a new city and really try to feel what is giving a place its pulse,” says Nick. “When we travel we are in a sense free from our business life, which is so consuming and leaves little room for creativity. Travelling flips that balance, allowing creative juices to flow.”
Which city would the talented duo consider the most inspirational in terms of personal style? “We’ve always loved Antwerp in Belgium. For such a small city it is so liberal in all its facets – politics, art and of course, fashion. A place with few limitations tends to harbour incredible creativity and individuality.” – Stefanie Reilly.
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