On Thursday, September 12, 2013 renowned designer Carter Smith unveiled this 2014 Spring Collection. Carter has been creating museum quality shibori fabrics for over 47 ears and his shibori pieces have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and many foreign countries, including Japan, Korea, and New Zealand.
This season many of his designs displayed his signature style that is simply Carter Smith. There were His one-of-a-kind hand dyed silks incorporated into his original bias designs create unique and timeless garments that truly support and enhance the beauty in every woman who wears them.
In Carter's career, his designs have been worn by many well known individuals. His designs have been copied by the top designers around the world. In fact, after successfully helping launch the careers of several designers, Carter decided to start making his own clothing, and now sells his hand-dyed original fashions both nationally and internationally. Notables who own his creations include Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Aretha Franklin, Allie McGraw, Alice Walker, Dionne Warwick, Maya Angelou, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Taylor, Goldie Hawn, Jesse Norman, JadaPinkett-Smith, Anne Austin, Kim Novak, Cassandra Wilson, Mary Travers, Jan Robinson, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, and others.
The designs are timeless, completely unique, and work well with any season. The fabric is organic and joyous in its beauty and sensuous comfort. The few pieces of fabric that are left are handcrafted back into yardage and sewn into special designs. Zero Waste.
According to a quote taken from Carter's website, stated "I prepare and dye every piece of silk, enough for one outfit at a time...each garment is then hand crafted by a seamstress in my studio...my desire is to wrap you in color in luxury, the result is clothing as unique as the woman who wears it," Carter Smith.