Caitlin Crisp
22, Christchurch
retail assistant

Everything about fashion makes Caitlin happy - it's that simple

With friends describing her as loving, positive, energetic and a bit bonkers, Caitlin’s bright and happy personality is sure to lighten the mood in the workroom. Her point of difference as a designer is that she tends to make pieces difficult to mass replicate, which is why she hasn’t started her own label yet.

How would you describe your personal style and your design aesthetic?

My aesthetic and style are always changing and developing but they’re always girly, something different and wearable. I love frills, billowing cotton and resort styles.

What made you want to become a designer?

My grandmother was a seamstress and I was dressing myself before I could speak. It was never a conscious thought or moment, it was always there.

What are your design strengths and weaknesses?

My style is very commercial. My strengths are dresses and blouses. I think the unconventional challenges may show some weaknesses but I’m sure we’ll mostly be in the same boat with using materials we’re not familiar with!

What kind of challenge are you looking forward to most?

The team challenges! I think that’ll be the most entertaining. Well, depending on who I get paired with obviously!

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

Usually my answer to this kind of question is that I’m a seamstress, but I mean that doesn’t quite classify as a surprise here does it!