David Peck – launches online
Designer David Peck studied fashion at Parsons Paris School of Art + Design. While at Parsons, he won top honors as the recipient of the junior year Silver Thimble Award and the prestigious Designer of the Year Award for his senior collection–Brave New World. After graduation he moved to Paris, where he worked for Robert Normand, Paco Rabanne, and Junichi Hakamaki. Peck launched his eponymous collection in Paris, France, in Spring 2006.
Peck launched the CrOp clothing line upon his return to Houston. CrOp is short for “creative opportunities” and aptly exhibits its theme. Collections are created using the most sustainable fabrics possible, from natural silks to organic cottons. Garments are selected for durability, low environmental impact, and fair trade quality. “I am always excited about art and design that reaches outside of itself,” Peck said. “In today’s global world, I feel that it is not possible to create a product without first examining its global impact. CrOp allows me to be creative while also addressing greater issues that affect our world.” Peck’s idea is to collaborate with other creative professionals who, by utilizing their unique talents, can produce and sell items to help fund opportunities for giving back to the global community.
And a portion of the profits of each CrOp garment sold will go directly to fund the cause that inspired the collection (in this case 10% of the profits will go to the Baylor International Pediatric Association). For its inaugural collection, CrOp has teamed with photographer Jaime Collier of Casa de Camera. Jaime’s photographs of aid work in Uganda have directly inspired the prints of CrOp’s first collection. This Bridgette Dress is $485 USD.
This Blair Dress (comes in black) is $585 USD. All garments are manufactured and shipped from Houston, Texas. To celebrate the launch of his online store, David Peck is offering a 15% discount to the first 100 customers (promo code “FIRST100″).