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I've written about Dace many times in the past. I am a long time fan, and count it amongst one of my favourite labels. Season after season, each collection is clean and classic and totally wearable. Designer Dace Moore took some time out of her busy schedule to participate in our Designer Interview series.

How did you get into fashion design?
Dace Moore: I started out by teaching myself how to sew. I would buy vintage patterns from thrift shops and then alter and update the patterns to create one-of-a-kind pieces that I would sell at local consignment shops. I got a scholarship to go to school for Fashion Design and the rest is history.

What is the first thing you designed (personally or professionally)?
The first thing I ever made was when I was 20. It was a dress I made from a vintage pattern I found. I manipulated it to make it my own.

When did you launch dace?
I designed my first collection in the spring of 2001.

What inspires you / your work?
I find inspiration in things that are happening around me. The collection that I designed for fall 2009 was equestrian inspired and at that time I also spent a lot of time riding.
Describe your SS’10 Collection.
This collection was inspired by photos Françoise Hardy in the 1960’s. The collection is infused with a chic Parisian spirit and the fabrics are from Italy, France and Japan. The pieces are unadulterated styles that are easy to wear.

What is your favourite piece from your SS’10 Collection?
I love the Jordane Dress. It’s just a classic, easy to wear dress that you can dress up or down.

Did you have a personal soundtrack or a favourite album that you listened to while working on SS’10?
I had Angus and Julia Stone on my iPod… and of course Feist.

What area of your work do you enjoy the most?
Love the feeling of satisfaction I feel when we complete a whole new collection.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
I would have to say that managing the financial aspect of owning a business is difficult.

What is the most surprising thing that has happened to you as a designer?
Hmmm… I would have to say that I always feel surprised when I see a photo of a celebrity wearing dace.

How would you describe your own personal style?
I’d have to say it’s: simple.

What is your favourite item in your personal wardrobe?
Right now I’m in love with my Arielle De Pinto necklace.
Where do you shop for clothes when you're not wearing your own?
I shop at One of a Few and Two of a Few in Gastown because they carry such unique pieces.

What is on your current fashion wish list?
Spring Common Project tan ankle boots.

What fashion trend would you not be caught dead in?
Ugg boots. I just don’t get them.

What is the one item that every woman should have in her closet?
A pair of dace Coco pants.
What is your favourite thing about the city you live in?
(Vancouver) Our beautiful environment – the mountains, lakes, trees… I love all of it.

What is next for your label?
I’d like to see the line moving towards Europe and Australia. I’d love to open more doors there

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