Seven Minutes With Influential Fashion Designer Dace Moore…

by Michelle Sproule | We’ve interviewed some pretty cool Vancouverites on Scout. Sometimes those cool people tell us about other cool people, and one name that keeps coming up is fashion designer Dace Moore. From her bio:

d a c e is the skill and creativity of fashion designer Dace Moore. Since its launch in 2001, d a c e has created a growing following. Moore’s designs posses a sassy sophistication with clean, modern lines and classic femininity. The collections are well constructed with attention to fit and detail. The pieces are versatile – designed to be flattering and subtly sexy, always fresh in their simplicity.

We know her clothes well enough, but hardly know the woman from Eve. And so…

Three things about False Creek that make you want to live there? 1) walking distance to my studio 2) the bike path 3) there are a lot of places to walk to when you just want to grab a bite to eat.

Three words that capture your design style? Simple, timeless, effortless.

You have been on the Vancouver design scene for a while now. From the perspective of a seasoned survivor of the sometimes fickle world of fashion, what are the indicators that a label will have staying power? Staying humble and hard work. Don’t expect things to just happen without all of the effort and energy that it takes to make it happen.

A summer 2011 item every girl should have? In Vancouver, a raincoat!

Your clothing has an international reputation. What keeps you anchored in Vancouver? Family, mountains and the challenge.

If there was a Dace soundtrack – what would it sound like? It would have to have some acoustic guitar. My father was a musician. The acoustic guitar sound reminds me of him.

Why is Vancouver a good city for independent design? It’s a city that’s full of life and talent.

Is there a local designer or artist that you admire above all others? Anna Decourcy, because her jewelry is almost like not wearing jewelry – if that makes sense.

Best Vancouver place to be inspired by emerging artistic talent? Gastown and the clothing boutiques there. One of A Few carries some clothing labels that are exclusive to her store. Some newbies and some oldies.

Three core beliefs have kept you going in this industry? Passion, rolling with the punches and determination

Three places you like to take out of town guests? Bike ride around the seawall as the sun is going down, hiking in Lynn Valley and my studio.

Last art show that really blew you away? Rennie Gallery, Richard Jackson: Collected Works.

Where do you enjoy shopping in Vancouver? I shop for vintage when I have the energy, otherwise Misch, One of a Few and Two of a Few.

Best place for dinner? I love eating at Bao Bei.

If you were to recommend a Vancouver personality for Scout to interview, who would it be? Anna Decourcy, she is really interesting, or Erin Templeton. She is very, very interesting (done it).


There are 3 comments

  1. Is “the bike bath ” a typo, or is there actually a little-known community bike-washing facility in the False Creek area?

    …cause that would be oh-so-Vancouver.

  2. I really believed it was “bike bath” it just seemed so real . Somebody has to start a bike bath business!