Saturday, September 11, 2010
Interview with Gaby Basora of Tucker for Target
The much-anticipated Tucker for Target collection hits stores tomorrow (Sept. 12th) and as part of their preview of the line, Target's StyleBoutique has posted this interview with Tucker designer Gaby Basora:
Q: What inspired you as you put pencil to sketch pad on the Tucker for Target collection?
A: I am continuously inspired by life and not afraid to try. I value big and small moments alike. I hope that women sense the same energy that captivates me when I look at an old picture of Sophia Loren or Francoise Hardy—something timeless, powerful and original.
Q: If you had to pick three words that best described the Tucker for Target collection, which ones would you choose?
A: Sumptuous, romantic and spirited.
Q: Each print you select for your collections has a mini epic wrapped up in its name—based on its texture, shapes and colors. What kind of stories will the featured prints in the Tucker for Target collection be telling?
A: My spirited spin on a print is that it is perfectly classic, refined and utterly lady-like, yet unexpected. The very modern and slightly imperfect shape on the polka dot is a nod to the independent feeling that is good to have even when wearing a perfectly classic polka dot. Tales have inspired the mosaic print—stories of my mother’s road trips to faraway places with her art school friends and her brother, my uncle who loved to work with stained glass. And the rich purple abstract floral is an ode to a woman I know who is powerful but quiet. She is multifaceted. Some of her qualities are more visible to the eye and others require a closer look.
Q: How would you define the Tucker woman?
A: She is multifaceted and reflects all the diversity life has to offer. She wears Tucker over and over again because she feels beautiful in it.
Q: You come from a family filled with artists working across different mediums. Have you had the chance to collaborate with family members in the making of Tucker?
A: My entire family collaborates in order to make Tucker a success. For example, my youngest sister is barely out of college and started a film production company, I am Pictures, and created a Tucker video series of short films that draw from the spontaneity of life and the numerous and unique Tucker fans.